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Getting Paid to Eat Chocolate!

Posted on 10th November 2010 in Insight
Written by: Jen Dugdale

In the current economic climate, people are struggling to find work and are clinging on to the jobs they have. You could even go as far as to say that many people are settling for jobs that they may not necessarily enjoy in order to stay afloat.

These people are about to become unfathomably jealous of one job which is a complete chocolate lover’s dream. Well-known chocolatiers Green and Black’s is offering up to £35,000 a year salary to one lucky individual to become their official ‘Taste Assistant’. This cocoa-crazed employee will be paid a hefty chunk to do what most of us could only dream of – spending our working days eating chocolate!

On top of the obvious benefits, this job will involve travelling the world sourcing ingredients and helping come up with new flavour combinations. The role requires no formal qualifications but you must be blessed with top notch taste-buds if you want to be in with a chance. And get ready to face the most horrific recruitment process ever where you’ll sit a blind taste test of some choccies rustled up by Green and Black’s especially for the occasion. If you don’t get the job at least the interview will have been a mouth-watering experience!

Females under 25 are looking the most likely candidates to take up this taxing position. Females have been dubbed by experts as having a better sense of taste and smell than males and under 25’s are favoured because of a sharp set of taste-buds.

But think about it ladies. This may seem like the most incredible job imaginable and no doubt you’re all rushing to your computers to apply; but just think of the calories! And what if doing it for a living put you off chocolate forever?! Put it this way, you wouldn’t want to turn to a comforting bar of choccy if you’ve had a rough day at work. It puts a whole new meaning to not wanting to ‘bring your work home with you’.

Nevertheless, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for all foodies, particularly chocoholics! To be in with a chance, apply by 14th December at