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You can now get PAID to eat chocolate – here’s how

Think eating chocolate for money sounds too good to be true? Think again – Maltesers, Snickers and Mars Bars are now looking to hire people to try their products! Best. Job. Ever.

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Like chocolate? And earning money? You're in for a treat.

If you're on the search for the perfect part-time job, look no further – getting paid around £10 an hour to taste chocolate is about as good as it gets.

Read on to find out how to nab this dream opportunity.

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What experience do you need to be a chocolate taster?

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None! Mars, the parent company of Maltesers, Snickers and (unsurprisingly) Mars Bars are ultimately looking for people with a good taste in chocolate for this role.

But, although you don't need prior chocolate-tasting work experience, the job spec lists a number of qualities they look for in the ideal candidate:

  • General good health (healthy teeth/gums and no allergies or intolerances)
  • Detail orientated – you should be perceptive and descriptive
  • Interest in product evaluation – experience in product testing would likely help
  • Prepared to try new tastes and ingredients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Open to receiving feedback and training, in a positive and professional manner
  • Computer literate
  • Good at timekeeping.

More about the role

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Mars are looking to hire eight new chocolate tasters. If you meet the requirements above, you could be in with a pretty great chance.

Earning any amount of money to eat chocolate would obviously be the dream, but this job actually has good pay, offering £9.76 – £10.25 per hour.

It's a part-time role and, although working hours are flexible, you'd be required to work 12 hours a week.

If you're one of the successful candidates, you'd have six months of training at their headquarters in Slough before starting the role.

Suddenly craving chocolate? Us too. Check out our easy recipe for chocolate fondant buns.

How to apply to be a chocolate taster

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Note: This opportunity has now expired. For more ways to make money, check out our guide.

To give yourself the best chance of standing out, check out our guide to writing a great CV. You can also take inspiration from some alternative CVs in our guide, which just so happens to include a chocolate bar CV.

And if you're after more ideas of unusual (but quite frankly brilliant) jobs...

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Chocolate tasting's up there as one of the best part-time jobs, but we know of more ways to make money which are amazing but... surprising, to say the least.

For example, you could become a professional wingman or woman (and get paid £30 an hour for it!).

Or, maybe you fancy becoming a real-life mermaid?

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