So often we'll hear actors loftily speak of the roles they were born to play. We're no Kate Winslet, but if ever there was a job for us, it would be this one: Nutella taste tester. Our mouths are watering by just typing the words.
The Ferrero company, makers of the tasty chocolate hazelnut spread along with Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Tic Tacs, and Kinder candies, recently put out a call for 60 "sensory judges." These lucky people will actually be paid to taste-test its products. As if the gig couldn't get any sweeter (both literally and figuratively), those selected for the job will have to move to the Piedmont region of Italy, Alba specifically, where Ferrero's headquarters are located.
We're still trying to figure out the catch.
Those who secure the title of a "sensory judge" will have their work cut out for them. There's a paid three-month training course that begins in September (mental note: clear schedule now). This involves becoming educated on all things hazelnut, cocoa, and white chocolate, which is apparently imperative to properly seeking out quality control and helping Ferrero make their already delicious goodies even better.
The only thing missing from this job description is the inclusion of wine but, hey, you'll be in Italy and there's plenty of vino there.
If this sounds like your dream job there's a simple way to apply -- just hit up the email firstname.lastname@example.org with reference code ALB01 in the subject line and tell Ferrero what makes you ideal for the position.
At the end of the training course desirable candidates will then be hired to serve on a long-term contract with Ferrero. It begins as a part-time thing (a side hustle, if you will), with work consisting of two hours, two days per week.
Aside from the fact that this sounds like a positively lovely way to work, it has also been pointed out that the opportunity is super rare. It's the first time Ferrero has thought outside of the box to consider non-professionals to test their products.
Don't put in two-weeks notice at your current place of employment just yet. We have a feeling the applicant pool for the 60 sensory judge positions is going to be pretty competitive. But throw your hat in the ring and sit by the phone with a jar of Nutella and a spoon. Ferrero could be calling any day.
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