January 26, 2018

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      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/.

 

IMAGE COURTESY:

• 1: http://www.seventypercent.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/D7K_96431.jpg
• 3: https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/media/images/81737000/jpg/_81737418_cadbury_getty624.jpg
• 4: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/26/11/2700C2F200000578-3012612-image-a-65_1427368201234.jpg

IMAGE COURTESY: IMAGENS INTERNAS AO POST:
• 1: Engineer: https://i0.wp.com/www.udaipurtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/chocolate-engineer.jpg
• 3: Red room: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/what-it-takes-to-be-professional-chocolate-taster-cadbury-oreo-and-toblerone_uk_58c165dfe4b054a0ea6867a5
• 2: Tongue: http://joshgitalis.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/tongue-diagram-1024x719.png
• 4: Chocolate: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/what-it-takes-to-be-professional-chocolate-taster-cadbury-oreo-and-toblerone_uk_58c165dfe4b054a0ea6867a5
• 5: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PI9eJUPEr7g/U15Y94cceKI/AAAAAAAAC5E/roWOSaNyiV8/s1600/Chocolate+Tasting+Notecards+from+The+Chocolate+Tasting+Kit.JPG

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