If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to quit your job and move to Italy, this might be it. The Ferrero company, which makes the popular Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, is looking for 60 taste-testers. The job title, officially called “Sensory Judge,” involves tasting a variety of ingredients including different types of cocoa and hazelnuts, as well as tasting the Nutella spread and other products. While normally the company relies on professionals for this all-important task, this time Ferrero is taking a different approach — they want regular consumers, whose taste buds aren’t influenced by a formal education in nutrition.
No experience is required, but you will only be working two days a week, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your new life in Piedmont, Italy, where the job is located.
If you’re lucky enough to be one of the 60 successful candidates, you’ll embark on a three-month training course starting September 30th, to refine your sense of taste and smell. You’ll also learn the correct terminology to describe various tastes and sensations, so you’ll be well-equipped to perform your duties as an expert Nutella taste-tester.
For more information about the position, check out the Openjobmetis posting here.