Tasting different types of cacao, hazelnut grains, and other half-finished desserts and getting paid for it. No experience is necessary to apply for the unusual vacancy advertised by a temporary agency on behalf of Ferrero, which makes the famous Nutella. The sweets giant from Alba is looking for “sensory judges”, part-time tasters who can provide the best advice to improve chocolates and other snacks.
The requirements are the ability to use the computer and the absence of allergies and other conditions that influence the sensory capacities. ‘Normal’ persons, without any special skills. The company is looking to recruit 40 people who will, in Autumn, be offered a course to refine their palate.
Ferrero, which has traditionally trusted its employees with the responsibility, insisted that this is not a marketing ploy. The idea, the company says, is to put the raw material at the centre.
And, of course, quality.