Earn $30/Hour as a Professional Candy Taste-Tester

Do you like candy? Do you have opinions about it? Are you looking for a job? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, you may be interested in learning more about a position that will pay you cash...

Earn $30/Hour as a Professional Candy Taste-Tester

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Do you like candy? Do you have opinions about it? Are you looking for a job? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, you may be interested in learning more about a position that will pay you cash money to taste-test candy. And no, this isn’t one of those “dream job” contests—it’s an actual role with a candy company. Here’s what you need to know.

The position

There’s not just one job up for grabs: Candy Funhouse is hiring 10 people to taste some candy. Two of those positions are full-time (working 8-hour shifts) and the other eight are part-time (15 hours a week). They all pay $30/hour.

Although both ads indicate that the positions can be done remotely, they also say that the full-time position requires the candy tasting to be done in person—which presumably will be in Mississauga, Ontario, where the company is based. That’s kind of confusing, but cross that bridge when you get to it, I guess?

And here’s what the jobs entail:

Confectionary Taste Testing

Taste samples objectivelyConsider aspects of Taste, Texture, and QualityFull Time Position will require in person taste testingPart Time Position will have confectionary products shipped remotely

Brief Product Description and Rating

Candidates will follow our in-house confectionary rating systemA brief, two sentence description will be required for each product testedThese descriptions may be incorporated on our website and social media

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The requirements

According to the ad, preference will be given to applicants who have an interest in candy, pop culture and media. Here are the other qualifications necessary for the job:

A high school diploma Basic writing skillsGood communication skillsFluent in EnglishPassionate about confectionaryBeing a U.S. or Canadian citizenNot having any food allergies Being at least 18-years old

No candy-specific experience is required.

How to apply

Fill out the application for either the full-time or part-time position. The last day to apply is February 15, 2021.