Ferrero is looking for people to taste-test its Nutella products

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The company behind Nutella and Kinder has a dreamy-sounding job on its books

Every so often, a job comes along that sounds so great, it assumes a near-mythical dimension.

The role of professional panda hugger, say, or a beach tester who must rest “for long periods of time” (tough gig, that one).

And now we have the position of Nutella “sensory judge” to add to the roster.

Italian firm Ferrero - the company behind Ferrero Rocher, Nutella and Kinder chocolates - is looking for 60 people to taste-test its growing bloom of confectionery products.

Nutella chocolate spread

Nutella tasting: a tough job but someone’s got to do it…

The dream-like job ad was posted by Soremartec Italia Srl, Ferrero’s  research and development arm.

It appeals for people “who would like to learn how to taste cocoa, hazelnut grains and other semi-finished sweet products”.

Chosen candidates would spend three months on a paid course learning how taste and smell the full repertoire of Ferrero’s chocolate treats. Because, y’know, it’s important to get that exactly right.

Those who really excelled in the art of chocolate tasting would then go on to assume a part-time role with the firm, covering two days a week.

As La Reppublica reports, Ferrero usually recruits for this coveted role internally. 

This is the first time it’s opened the position up to cocoa newbies, with zero experience in the science of tasting.

Alba in the Piedmont region - the Italian headquarters for Ferrero

As with anything brilliant in life, there are a few hitches.

Firstly, you’d have to relocate to the charming town of Alba, in Italy’s Piedmont region, with all its gelaterias, sun-dappled streets and picturesque piazzas

So that would be awful.

Secondly, and perhaps more pertinently, you’d need to speak Italiano. 

However, it’s worth noting that Ferrero also owns high-street favourite Thorntons now.

So for those who aren’t able to schlep over to Italy, keep your eyes peeled for similar roles that may crop up in the company’s Derbyshire HQ.

Bring on the chocoholic CVs…

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Anna Brech

Anna Brech is a freelance journalist and former editor for Her six-year stint on the site saw her develop a vociferous appetite for live Analytics, feminist opinion and good-quality gin in roughly equal measure. She enjoys writing across all areas of women’s lifestyle content but has a soft spot for books and escapist travel content.