Recently 4,000 people applied for a part-time job at Oreo: tasting chocolate.
But only 30% of people naturally have the right palate for the job. Plus: the job is not easy and involves lots of responsibility.
Professional tasters work in a small room with a red light, so they don’t see the color of the chocolate.
They should have the ability to feel all tastes through their sensitive tastebuds: sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami*.
After, they should describe all tastes in details and compare their description with the other professionals’. 7 out of the 12 professionals involved must come to a consense.
* Taste buds = Cells that identify tastes.
* Umami = A taste sensation associated with meat and high-protein foods.
Watch the videos at: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-38954306/thousands-apply-for-chocolate-taster-job and http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/what-it-takes-to-be-professional-chocolate-taster-cadbury-oreo-and-toblerone_uk_58c165dfe4b054a0ea6867a5
This post is a bricolage of the article posted at: http://udaipurtimes.com/10-most-unusual-jobs/, http://www.clubpimble.com/fun-pimble/7-chocolate-facts-which-you-had-no-idea-about. and https://www.rd.com/food/fun/professional-chocolate-tasters/.