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Candy Funhouse seeks to hire its first 'chief candy officer' to taste test products

A Canadian candy company is looking to hire a "chief taste tester" for $78,000 for roughly 3,500 products each month.

Video transcript


SEANA SMITH: Attention all candy lovers. A sweet new job position is opening up at Canadian candy company known as Candy Funhouse. Now, the company will pay its first ever chief candy officer $78,000 to taste test roughly 3,000-- 3,500 products each month. That's a heck of a lot of products. I needed to double-read that just to make sure. You must be at least five years old, Dave, live in North America, have an obvious love for sugar. I check off all three of those boxes. Not a bad deal. And look, it actually looks pretty good.

DAVE BRIGGS: Yeah, you can work fully remote. Now, that does break down to 113 products a day. So you're probably going to need really good dental insurance, brush your teeth like 19 times a day. I did apply because I want to commit. I want to fully commit to the story, so if they're out there watching. And you can do this remote. I think I can do it as a side hustle.

SEANA SMITH: Yeah, I like it.

DAVE BRIGGS: You need golden taste buds, they say, and you need to know how to have fun. I think I check off all the boxes as well, Rachelle. So-- but you're not applying, right? You're not competing with me?

SEANA SMITH: Well, I don't know. I might.


SEANA SMITH: It's not a bad deal.

DAVE BRIGGS: Rachelle?

RACHELLE AKUFFO: Yeah, I'm going to give you a run for your money. I've been training for this my whole life. When I was a kid, I literally used to eat five candy bars a day. Somehow no cavities. Now, as you mentioned, though, they are saying this position comes with extensive dental coverage. I love that the age to have this position is five years old. They say the position could be for life. You want to talk about job security? You could start this job at five years old. I'm not sure if you could eat 113 pieces of candy for the rest of your life. But I love this. I think it's a really fun way to get people involved. And who doesn't love candy, getting paid to eat things you already love? I love it.

SEANA SMITH: I do love it too. I don't how much teeth we would all have left after a few years in this job. But--

DAVE BRIGGS: You got to hurry. August 31 this job opening--

SEANA SMITH: I know what I'm doing right after the show.

DAVE BRIGGS: --closes. So I am all in

SEANA SMITH: I don't know, yeah.

DAVE BRIGGS: We are competing on that. And that'll do it.