A Sydney-based gelato company is offering one lucky foodie the coolest job in the world as a taste tester for its newest ice cream flavours.
Gelatissimo, the company hiring the tester, is an artisanal gelato outlet known and loved across Australia for its freshly-made and uniquely flavoured treats.
The job, recently posted on Airtasker, entails four hours of taste testing, however, only those with the most discerning palate should apply.
Confident applicants need to be able to objectively rate the new offerings based on texture, colour, smell and appearance and of course, flavour.
As well as spending a morning indulging in new flavours, the person who lands this gig will be paid $500 – a sum that equates to $125 per hour.
Gelatissimo is offering a job taste testing its newest gelato flavours and its paying $500
Confident testers need to be able to objectively rate the new gelato offerings based on texture, colour, smell and appearance and of course, flavour
Gelatissimo’s Product Innovation Specialist, Anna Temellini said: ‘It’s important that we’re constantly innovating to create delicious new flavours.
‘Throwing a fresh perspective into the mix is vital to ensure we stay on top of our game. Plus it’s not fair that I get to have all the fun.’
Last Friday, the innovative gelato company released two new flavours sure to be a hit; Luscious Lemon Meringue and Chunky New York Cheesecake.
Gelatissimo has just released a brand new flavour, Luscious Lemon Meringue pie (pictured)
The ad also came with a detailed description of what is involved in the process of taste testing.
It states testers be are expected to taste new flavours in an environment that has as few distractions as possible.
The product then needs to be assessed based on how it looks. If it looks appealing this is considered a great start.
The process of tasting comes next.
This involves sampling from a spoon turned upside down to allow the gelato to make direct contact with taste-buds.
What are the rules for taste testing?
The process of tasting the product involves tasting from a spoon turned upside down
1. Make sure you’re in an environment with minimal distractions. Gelato tasting is serious business, so the sensory tasting needs to be as true and unbiased as possible.
2. Taste with your eyes. Is the appearance of the gelato visually appealing? If so, that’s a great start.
3. Next is the fun bit, the actual tasting. Taste from a spoon turned upside down and place the gelato directly onto your tongue to make sure you’re using all 10,000 of your trusty taste buds.
4. While you’re there, why don’t you take another spoonful (how can you resist?) and this time think about the texture. Gelato is known to be smooth and creamy, so make sure that requirement is met.
5. Have a cup of water nearby to rinse out your mouth between flavours, and then start again!
6. Your tongue and taste buds must be prepared for the job. The day before, please minimise caffeine, chilli and particularly hot food to ensure your palate is cleansed and your taste buds are undamaged. Please have a small breakfast to ensure your taste buds are at their most receptive. You’ll leave full, don’t worry.
A second spoonful of the product is encouraged to make sure the gelato meets the requirements of being smooth and creamy.
Testers are encouraged to drink water between each testing to ensure there’s no cross over.
Lastly, to ensure the palette is in optimal form, the day before, testers should minimise their intake of caffeine, chilli and other hot foods.