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.
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.
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.
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…