The biggest brands in the chocolate market now have positions open for tasters. Now if this isn't aligned with your soul purpose, what else could be?
To all the chocolate-lovers around the world, your prayers have finally been answered. If your idea of the ideal job is tasting chocolate and giving your unabashed opinions for it, and getting paid for it, then you deserve to be a chocolate taster.
The company, Mondelēz International, has an interesting job offer for all aspiring chocolate tasters everywhere. If you're unfamiliar with the name, Mondelēz International, then you might be more familiar with some of their world-renowned products like Cadbury, Milka, Prince, and Oreo. Yes, we're talking about the maker of the world's leading, billion-dollar worthy chocolates, biscuits, candy, and gum; basically, all the deliciousness that are lying around in your kitchen cabinet, in the corner of your purse, and in that secret spot where your partner/roommate can't find it. After all, everyone needs a dose of chocolate to gorge on from time to time.
Mondelēz International wants to continue upgrading their products, and they put in plenty of research to make sure they are giving their customers the best. And now they're inviting potential chocolate tasters to be a part of the process. The lucky few who get through will join a team of roughly 11 chocolate tasters and a panel leader, and they will spend their part-time working hours sharing feedback on products and exchanging ideas on how the team can reach a common consensus on the taste of the product.
If you think you need to be an expert or have an expensive college degree for this or be the owner of your own home bakery, here's the best part — you don't need any kind of prior experience to be eligible for the job. All you need to have is "a passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection" and "honesty when it comes to giving opinion" among other things.
All the training you need will be given by the company. Once you walk out of the training, your taste buds will be developed and you will know all the words in the chocolate dictionary that you need to know. As promised, your main responsibility is to "be able to taste chocolate products and give objective and honest feedback".
“We get a selection of chocolates to taste, to smell, and the texture and everything, and we have to write down what we can smell in it,” tester, Beverly Tyler said in a video, according to People. “Usually there’s always a sweetness, a creaminess. Caramel usually comes through, malt usually comes through. And if there’s at least seven of us who got malt, then we keep that.”
This job, however, is part-time. A taste tester will have to put in just 8 hours a week so that one's palate is not over-worked. Plus, you can walk away with $14 per hour. Whoever makes it as a chocolate taster will be important to the company. Last year, Afsha Chugtai, who is responsible for the tasting panels at Reading said, "Chocolate tasters are vital to our business as their input helps us to perfect our products before they hit the shelves. I can’t wait to see who makes the cut this year to join our 4,000 chocolate-loving employees across the UK,” reports The Sun.
Think this is your dream job? Well, make sure you apply before March 8 if you really hope to get in. If for some reason, you're unable to apply this year, there's no reason to worry. You can always try next year because Mondelēz International hires new tasters every year. If you do end up applying, you may have already guessed that you will be competing with roughly thousands of other people. Last year alone, the company received over 6,000 applications. It was also the fifth most-viewed job on LinkedIn.
Oh well, there's no harm trying now is there?