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Gelatissimo Is On The Hunt For A Gelato Taste Tester, Yes Really

By Krisinda Merhi August 27, 2019

Want to make some easy $$$? 

This is not a drill. Gelatissimo are on the hunt for a ‘Gelato Taste Tester’ and that’s not even the best bit - they’re going to pay you for it. Five-hundred dollars ($500) hard cash, to be exact. 

Yep, you can get paid to eat gelato. This is literally something straight from our dreams. 

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The job is listed on Airtasker and is looking for someone that considers gelato #life. Gelatissimo is looking for someone with refined tastebuds to try out their current range (which includes Luscious Lemon Meringue and Chunky New York Cheesecake flavours - yum!), and new flavours before they’re released. 

So if you think you’re the biggest gelato fan in Australia and can objectively judge your caramel fudge swirl from your lemon meringue drizzle, now’s your moment.

The successful candidate will be required on Friday 27 September at Gelatissimo’s Sydney office four hours of intensive tasting (that’s $125 an hour!). 

You also need to fulfil the follow guidelines: 

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 scoopful (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, minimise chilli and hot food to ensure your palate is cleansed and taste buds are undamaged. Please have a small breakfast on the day of to ensure your taste buds are at their most receptive. You’ll leave full, don’t worry.

They’re really not kidding around, are they?

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Tough job but someone’s gotta do it. 

You can find the full listing on Airtasker here - just tell them why you’re the best person for the job. 

Images: Gelatissimo / Supplied, Giphy / Giphy.