The Company Behind Nutella Wants to Fly You to Italy to Taste-Test Its New Products

Aug 1, 2018

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We’ve written about a few dream jobs here before, but this one takes the (Nutella-stuffed) cake.

Are you sitting down for this? The company behind Nutella wants to fly you to Italy to taste-test its products — and pay you for it. Yes, we just used “Italy” and “Nutella” in the same sentence, and yes, this is real. In related news: This will be my last article for TPG (I kid, I kid).

Once you can pick your jaw up off the floor, start polishing up your resume. Here’s what Ferrero — the company behind Nutella and Ferrero Rocher — is looking for:

  • “People who would like to learn how to taste cocoa, hazelnut powder and other semi-finished sweet products.”

Yup, that’s it. No prior experience is necessary. If you’re chosen, you’ll be one of 60 “sensory judges” who will go to the company’s headquarters in Alba for a three-month paid training course starting in September. There, you’ll work on your sense of smell and taste, and you’ll also brush up on your vocabulary to express what you “perceive with the tasting of semi-finished products.”

For context, here’s where the Italian town is located on the map:

If you’re hired at the end of training, you’ll sign a long-term contract for part-time work. It gets better though: You’re only required to work for a total four hours a week. This gives you plenty of time to explore the Italian countryside, and let’s be real, eat your weight in pizza and pasta.

The only thing better than eating jar after jar of Nutella? Getting paid to do it. Now let’s just hope this job also includes a free gym membership.

Featured image by by AlinLyre/Getty Images.

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