Dream job alert! Kiwi business on the hunt for chocolate taste testers

It's a dream job for anyone with a sweet tooth.

The task of sampling an array of snack food is attracting mass interest on social media - perhaps because it includes free chocolate.

A Facebook post from bulk food brand Alison's Pantry invites Kiwis to comment if they want to sample food and provide feedback on different snacks.

The advertisement has already enticed about 6.7K applicants.

"I am sure you would love to have a grumpy old lady on board (but only sometimes) and I am as honest and upfront as the day I was born," said one eager commenter.

"I volunteer as tribute to sample vegan goodies," said another interested sampler.

Aaron Begbie, marketing manager at Alison's Pantry, said they have been "amazed" by the response. The company considered taste-testing a "very important job", and was enthused by the interest from its social media following.

"That's a lot of reviewers keen to put their taste buds to the test.

"We plan to roll out this opportunity across our huge range of wholesome, tasty foods, which includes snacks, nuts, dried fruit, seeds, grains and of course, chocolate," Begbie said.

The 20 lucky taste testers will be chosen today (Monday 11 November) from the comment section of the post.

This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.