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Sweetest job of all

Sweetest job of all

Position Vacant for a Chocolate Taster

Who doesn't love a good bar of chocolate?

What if we told you that you can make a CAREER out of tasting and analyzing the flavor profiles of chocolate?

Four new roles have opened up in the UK with Mondelez International, the firm behind Oreo cookies and Cadbury snacks.

The company has advertised on job site Linkedin and is looking for one “Chocolate & Cocoa Beverage Taster” and three “Chocolate Tasters”.

According to the Sun newspaper: The part-time position asks for just 7.5 hours per week — with the shifts taking place between 9.30am and 12pm every Tuesday to Thursday or every Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 5pm.

But, if you’re an Aussie in London, you’ll need to be quick. You’ll only have until February 16 to apply.


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Job description`

Contract Type Permanent, Part- time
Hours Tuesday-Thursday 09 30am-12pm (7.5hrs) or Monday–Thursday 3pm–5pm (8 hrs) but may differ depending upon role.

Salary Approx. £9 p/h

Are you looking for a permanent part-time role? 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.

Our panelists 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.

No experience is required as full training will be provided to develop your taste buds and the specific vocabulary required to communicate your opinions.

You will work in our dedicated sensory booths and discussion rooms, alongside approximately 11 panelists and a panel leader; sharing opinions and collaborating with others to reach an agreement on taste.

Please be aware that these roles are to work set hours, on a weekly, ongoing basis.


We seek the following;

  • A passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection
  • Honesty and objectivity when it comes to giving an opinion
  • Eagerness to try new and inventive products
  • A communicative personality to build great relationships with your panel
  • Articulate with a firm grasp of the English Language

To submit an application, please click ‘apply’; attaching your C.V and your motivations for the role.

The next step of the process is that, if selected, a Recruiter will be in touch to discuss your application further over the phone.

If successful in being selected for interview you must be available to attend an assessment day which will involve tasting up to 10 samples per day and working within a group to discuss your findings. The strongest applicants will then be asked to return on for the final stage of the process, including a short competency based interview.

If you have any dietary restrictions or certain food intolerances or allergies to certain foods then this position may not be suitable for you. For example, you will be required to test products that contain gluten, nuts and dairy.

Due to an expected high number of applications for this tasty role, if you have not heard from us within 14 working days, your application has not been successful and we recommend you visit out career website for more opportunities.

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