Monday, 16 July 2012

Willy Wonka!

It's not very often that I look upon someone else's job with envy. Being that we both retired early from a dangerous high flying jobs in Higher Education - Jobs where the risks were high from dying of boredom. 

I admit it, I am a recovering chock-aholic. 

Angus Kennedy, landed the £30,000-a-year dream job in 2010. His role required him to taste test up to 2lbs of weird and wonderful chocolate goodies. As in all jobs, there were some difficult tasks to take on, like cocoa-covered ants and aphrodisiac lollipops. But its a job and someone has it to do!

Manufacturers - including Mars and Nestle relied on his experience to sample new treats ahead of production. But the high-calorie diet caused his weight to balloon to 13-and-a-half stone and doctors warned he risked a heart attack if he carried on. Angus has now employed a team of chocolate tasters, but added: "I'll really miss being Willy Wonka."


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