London: In what could be the world’s tastiest job, a Scottish firm is on the hunt for a chief chocolate taster, who will be paid in monthly supplies of chocolate bars.
Mackie’s, an Aberdeenshire chocolate firm, which also makes crisps and ice cream, is advertising for the year-long position ahead of the factory’s opening next year.
The only qualifications for the job — for which payment will be made in monthly supplies of chocolate — are taste buds, with the successful applicant having a “steady supply of chocolate to taste, test, lick and sook on the couch at home,” according to company chiefs.
Besides the free chocolate, the firm is also offering “a trip to our family farm for a chocolate immersion session with the resident experts.”
Mackies is also keen on creating a new flavour – dreamt up by the newly-appointed chief chocolate taster — to celebrate the opening of the new 6,00,000 pounds factory. The closing date for the job is December 3, with Mackie’s confirming people of all ages can apply and have to describe their dream chocolate bar flavour and why they are the best candidates.
Who can apply
>> Age no bar
>> Only qualifications required are taste buds
>> Must have the ability to act like a kid in a candy store
>> Should also have the ability to let a square of chocolate melt in the mouth without biting
>> Have to invent a top new flavour combination that will be transformed into the ultimate chocolate bar
>> Tasting, testing and licking chocolates while sinking on the couch at home
>> Ensuring quality control
>> Tasting other brands
Pay and perks
>> Payment will be seven bars of chocolate per week with quarterly additional chocolate share for friends
>> A trip to family farm for a chocolate immersion session