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Candy company offering $78K a year for a chief taster to eat about 113 pieces of candy a day

August 1, 2022, 11:31 AM UTC
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Applicants as young as 5 could be paid thousands of dollars to try more than 113 pieces of candy per day
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Does the dream job really exist? Canadian confectionery company Candy Funhouse is on the hunt for someone to eat its products every day for thousands of dollars a year. 

The “world’s first and only Chief Candy Officer” will taste-test all the company’s candy—over 3,500 pieces per month—and give reviews.

They will also supposedly run candy board meetings, decide which products to sell, and lead the “FUNhouse” candy strategy. In addition, they’ll have the power to award treats “with the official ‘CCO (Chief Candy Officer) Stamp of Approval.’”

Wannabe Willy Wonkas have until August 31 to apply and aren’t limited by location or even age.

The company claims that applicants as young as 5 years old are welcome, and that they don’t need to be on location as the job can be done remotely; or if preferred they can work from its Canada or New Jersey offices. 

‘No experience necessary’

Although no experience is necessary, Candy Funhouse does ask that the best candidates will have “chocolate running through their veins,” “a passion for candy, pop culture, and a sweet tooth!” 

Excitement surrounding the job listing is inevitably brewing online, with youngsters taking advantage of the opportunity to make their candy addictions pay.

Twitter user Matthew Crooks said that his 8-year-old daughter had applied and had even set up her own Linkedin profile. 

The successful candidate for taste tester will be paid up to $100,000 in Canadian dollars (around $78,167.70 U.S.) annually, given “extensive palate training,” and be offered an “extensive dental plan.” 

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