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09th Feb 2018

DREAM JOB ALERT: Cadbury is officially hiring a chocolate tester

If anything, sir, I am over-qualified

Oli Dugmore

If anything, sir, I am over-qualified

Mondelēz International are hiring four taste testers for their Cadbury products, as well as Oreo, Milka and Green & Blacks.

In the pursuit of perfection, the testers will have to try chocolate products as well as cocoa drinks, helping the company to hone its current recipes as well as launching new projects.

Sound too difficult? Don’t worry! You’ll only be required to work a maximum of eight hours a week in order to avoid “palate fatigue.”

“Sensory panellists” are paid £9 an hour an require no experience as training is provided.

Last year after the company recruited a single tester. The job posting received 1,500 applications in its first 24 hours of going live.

The advert was LinkedIn’s fifth most-viewed vacancy in 2017, luxuriating in a top ten that included roles for press officer to Prince William and Prince Harry and marketing intern with Chanel.

Angela Castleton got the job, after an application process that included an exam requiring candidates to detect almost imperceptible differences between two chocolates.

Afsha Chugtai, group leader of consumer science, has overall responsibility for the tasting panels.

She said: “Chocolate tasters are vital to our business as their input helps us to perfect our products before they hit the shelves.

“As Angela has discovered, food science is a fascinating field and I can’t wait to see who makes the cut this year to join our 4,000 chocolate-loving employees across the UK who invent, test and make some of the nation’s favourite treats.”

If you are interested in eating chocolate and glibly Instagramming yourself surrounded by Oreos with the caption “hard day at the office”  visit the Mondelēz International website – the deadline for applications is February 16.