A Canadian candy company is hiring part- and full-time employees to taste-test their new products. That’s right. You can get paid to eat candy.
Dream job alert! Candy Funhouse, a candy company based in Ontario, Canada, is hiring people to taste candy and chocolate and share their honest feedback. The newly hired “candyologists” will be responsible for tasting and reviewing thousands of chocolate and candy options from the company’s new line of products.
“The candidates will play an integral role in selecting the candies that will be a part of the first ever Candy Funhouse branded candy line. 10 new and original candy creations will be selected and narrowed down from 100’s of possible options,” according to the job description. “Here at Candy Funhouse, confectionary is a science!”
Ok, so what does the job entail?
The job sounds far more enjoyable than Lucy Ricardo’s short-lived but memorable stint in the candy industry.
“Candidates should have enthusiasm and eagerness to try confectionary products. We are looking for honest and objective opinions on the products that will be taste tested,” the job listing says. “Candidates will be responsible for tasting and reviewing from the 3000 products we currently carry.”
Candyologists will follow Candy Funhouse’s in-house rating system and write a brief review of each product they taste. When writing assessments, candyologists must judge the sweets on taste, texture, and quality. They may even see their reviews in print as every review submitted will be considered for inclusion in the company’s marketing materials.
The candyologist positions are remote—and is there anything more perfect (or dangerous!) than sitting in the comfort of your own home eating candy to earn your paycheck?
The salary is also no joke. Candyologists will earn $30 an hour for their taste-testing work. Candy Funhouse is looking to hire both full-time and part-time employees for this role—so you can either spend 40 hours a week tasting candy or take it on as a sweet side gig to earn some extra cash.
You don’t need to be a culinary expert to land the job
It gets even better! No prior culinary education or employment experience is required. Applicants must be 18 years or older and reside in either the United States or Canada. Other requirements are not having any food allergies, willingness to share honest opinions and critical feedback, and a willingness to try all types of candy.
“Our knowledge, experience, and passion for candy are the perfect ingredients to providing a memorable candy experience,” the company says. “We are the candy experts, sweet times live here!”
If you’re interested in becoming a candyologist, don’t dally. Applications are due by Monday, February 15. To apply, click here.
So, no chance for an Australian to sign up for this?
Outside of that, this job sounds like a good side-stint.
It really does, Mikey!