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Cadbury Wants To Pay Someone $14 An Hour To Eat Chocolate

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I have a sweet tooth, I confess. I love candy bars. I have a hard time making it through a supermarket checkout aisle without throwing a few of them into my cart like some kind of reward for doing what I had to do. Chocolate is definitely my weakness, but, looking at Cadbury's newest job posting, it might be something I can put on my resume anyway.

Cadbury, one of the world's largest chocolate makers, is looking for someone to be professional chocolate-tasters. The job was posted by Mondelez International, the company that owns Cadbury, Oreo and other tasty brands.

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"Our Chocolate Tasters are key in helping Mondelez perfect and launch an entirely new product all over the world by tasting and providing feedback just like our consumers," they wrote in the posting. "You will work alongside approximately 11 Chocolate Tasters and a panel leader; sharing opinions and collaborating with others to reach an agreement on taste."

They say no experience is necessary and "proper training" would be provided to "develop your taste buds."

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I don't think many of us would need much training in that regard.

Mondelez says they are looking for a candidate with "a passion for confectionery and taste buds for detection, honesty when it comes to giving opinion" and is "eager to try new inventive products."

The role will only be part time, about 7.5 hours per week, but pays fairly well. $14 USD with "an attractive benefits package."

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The company is, understandably, expecting a high volume of applications and they note people who haven't heard back within two weeks were likely unsuccessful.

One aspect of the job that might be difficult to swallow is the location. You'll have to relocate to Wokingham, UK.

So fellow chocolholics, do you think a career change might be in the works for you?

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