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You Can Apply to Be a Professional Chocolate Taster for Oreo and Cadbury

Mondelez International, the company that puts out Oreos and Cadbury candies, is looking for a professional chocolate taster. Yes, Mondelez actually wants to pay someone to give “objective and honest feedback” on its products. The position is officially called “Chocolate and Cocoa Beverage Taster,” and is only part-time, but with that job description, who needs benefits? The position is based in Reading, England, so if you’re located in the States, you’ll have to hop the pond for the chocoholic career opportunity of a lifetime. If interested, you can apply here.


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A Harambe-Shaped Cheeto Sold on eBay for Almost $100,000

Last year, the death of Harambe the gorilla was publicized all over the world and continues to be talked out, even on eBay, where a recent listing of a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto shaped like the gorilla sold for $99,900. On Jan. 28, the seller posted the “rare” and “one of a kind” Cheeto and received 132 bids. As for the item description, the Cheeto was a mere one and a half inches long, and no, the bag was not included.


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London Pride Brewery Is Giving Away Beer Every Time It Rains

London is known for its rainy weather, and the London Pride Brewery wants to make those rainy days a little less dreary with a free pint of beer. The brewery took to Twitter to continuously live-broadcast a London street via Periscope. When it’s raining in the video, Twitter followers can tweet at the brewery to get a code to receive a free pint of ale. The beer is not unlimited and the deal specifies no more than  one pint per person a day. 


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This German Supermarket Only Sells What Would Otherwise Be Food Waste

Last week, The Good Food supermarket in Cologne, Germany, opened its doors as the first of its kind in the country to only sell products that would have gone to waste for being imperfect or “ugly.”

Nicole Klaski, founder of The Good Food, travels to fields after harvest and gathers the vegetables left behind that otherwise would have been destroyed as food wasteDW reported. Aside from selling produce, non-perishable food items from larger manufacturers that are past their sell-by dates are also available — which is made clear to all customers. "The expiry dates on products are only a suggestion for the consumer," Klaski said. "Most of the products last much longer." Klaski hopes to spread awareness of the global food waste crisis and encourage more sustainable lifestyles with The Good Food supermarket as part of a larger movement. 


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Chocolate Edibles Company Releases Its First Cannabis-Infused Aphrodisiac

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the premium chocolate edibles company 1906 has debuted High Love, the first edible cannabis aphrodisiac on the market. “High Love” is a dark and milk chocolate blend made with ingredients sourced around the world. In addition to five milligrams each of THC and CBD, the chocolate is also made with natural aphrodisiacs including muira puama, native to the Amazon; yohimbe, from the bark of trees in Africa; and damiana, which was used by the ancient Aztecs as a health tonic. The product is currently available in select dispensaries in Colorado and can be bought in packs of three for $14, six for $24, and 12 for $44.