If you love Ferrero Rocher, you're gonna love this! Nutella is looking to hire people just to taste chocolate
The makers of Nutella are looking for regular consumers who could give them an honest answer about the product and its taste
Your wildest dream might be coming true as the maker of the famed Italian chocolate and hazelnut spread have just opened up the perfect job for you. The Ferrero company, which makes Nutella, Ferrero Rocher chocolates and other sweet treats are looking for 60 "sensory judges" who will get paid for tasting their products. Not only do you get a free supply of some of your delicious treats, you can also get paid for just eating it.
For the first time, the company is opening its doors to “non-professionals” and, if you are lucky, you can be one of them. The role is as simple as it sounds. If selected, you will have to taste ingredients, including various types of cocoa and hazelnuts, which are used in the famous spread.
As reported by The Local, the job ad was published by Openjobmetis on behalf of Soremartec Italia Srl, the Ferrero research and development company. If you thought this marvelous job could not get any better, you might want to think again because this job asks for you to work only twice a week. These "sensory judges" will have to visit the company headquarters in Alba, Piedmont for two days a week.
Stating that they want the new products to be tested by "non-professionals", the company makes it clear that you don't need any extra qualification to be fit for this job. In fact, they are looking for regular consumers who could give them an honest answer about the product and its taste.
They also believe that it is better if candidates aren’t highly educated in nutrition or the science of taste. The 60 lucky ones who would get chance to be a part of this panel will have to undergo a three-month training course scheduled to start in September. The training is used to sharpen the recruits' senses of taste and smell as well as teach the candidates the correct terminology they must use to describe their reactions.
At the end of the training, Ferrero will select 40 recruits for two tasting panels. The finalist will be offered a part-time job which allows them to look for other career options on the side. After hearing this news, people were quick to express their reactions on Twitter. "Where do I sign up? N who could recommend a good dentist," wrote one while another added, "One of the greatest jobs ever!"
It is not a surprise that many people are eager to be part of this as chaos erupted in supermarkets across France in January after the Nutella spread went on discount sale. As reported by USA Today, at one point things got out of hand that the police had to intervene. "Some customers came the night before the promotion to stash the Nutella pots in other places, so to prevent others from taking them," Jean-Marie Daragon, the manager of the Intermarché store in Montbrison, central France told the outlet.