Get a taste of life overseas – while working as a chocolate taster

IT’S the sweet job advertisement that has sent the internet into overdrive – working as a chocolate and cocoa beverage taster in Reading, England.

Mondolez International – an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company that owns brands such as Cadbury, Oreo, Toblerone and Nabisco – posted the job ad on its website and it has quickly gone global.

It’s not a high-paying gig (the salary is listed as “approximately £9 an hour”) and is not even a full-time role, but the chance to spend their days eating chocolate – while getting paid for the privilege – obviously has plenty of jobseekers salivating.

“Are you looking for a permanent part-time role?” the job advertisement asks.

“Do you have an interest in food? Would you like to be a part of shaping the development of new products, for brands such as Cadbury and Milka?

“Then this could be the role for you!

“We seek Sensory Panelists - Confectionary to join our close knit, friendly team; situated at RSSL (Reading Scientific Services Ltd) on the Whiteknights campus of Reading University.”

Even the interview process sounds tempting, with job hopefuls to attend an assessment day where they will taste up to 10 samples a day and day and discuss their findings with their group.

The job ad does not list a closing date for applications but you would not want to wait too long. Start packing your bags ...