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This company wants to hire someone 'with a mouth and a brain choc-full of sweet dreams'

“Applicants must have the ability to act like a kid in a sweet shop”.

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THINKING OF A CAREER change? Enjoy gorging on chocolate on your couch at home?

Well, listen up. A company called Mackie’s in Scotland is looking for a chief chocolate taster for its new factory.

The company said it is offering “one lucky human being, with a mouth and a brain choc-full of sweet dreams” a chance to bag a 12 month contract.

Applicants must have the ability to act like a kid in a sweet shop and will be tasked with inventing a top new flavour combination that will be transformed into the ultimate chocolate bar when the new £600,000 factory opens in Aberdeenshire in spring 2016.

Main requirements and responsibilities include:

  • Having a mouth and taste buds.
  • Commitment to test, lick and suck a flowing supply of chocolate.
  • A strong stomach for taste testing inferior chocolate brands.
  • Commitment to ‘raising the bar’ by creating one of a kind chocolate flavour combinations.
  • Ability to let a square of chocolate melt in the mouth without biting.

The successful applicant will be paid in seven bars of chocolate per week with quarterly additional payments of chocolate to share with friends.

The job package includes:

  • A 12 month contract based at a 180 degree angle on the couch at home.
  • A trip to the Mackie’s family farm for a chocolate immersion with their resident experts.
  • Performance bonus if the CCT’s chocolate creation flies off the shelves.

Applicants of all ages are welcome and no experience – except eating chocolate – is needed.

To be considered for the role, all the company wants is for people to name a new flavour for a Mackie’s dark or milk chocolate bar and tell them why you would be perfect for the role.

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