Love chocolate? Now you can get paid to eat it all day

Love chocolate? Now you can get paid to eat it all day
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The chocolate and cocoa beverage taster position, based in Reading, UK, is open to those with a "passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection" as the company seeks "objective and honest feedback" on its products.

The part-time position will see the successful applicant work 7.5 hours a week, giving feedback alongside a panel of 12 in discussions and sensory booths based at the company's science park.

When contacted by CNBC, Mondelez said it was not able to reveal the remuneration for the position. However, the post on the firm's website does promise a workplace that provides employees with "the chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people's faces."

Since posting the job Wednesday, the firm has so far received 1,500 applications.

"We are 'choc'd' by the number of applicants we have received for our chocolate taster role in Reading!" the firm said in a press release. "We can't wait to see who makes the cut to join our other 4,000 chocolate-loving employees across the UK"

Applications currently remain open.

Think you've got what it takes? Mondelez asks for honesty, eagerness and a firm grasp of the English language in its latest recruit to the chocolate factory.

And no, your name needn't be Charlie.

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