This is seriously my dream job. A well-known Gelato company is looking for a Taste Tester to try out its new ice-cream flavours. To be honest, I’d do this for free but this icy-cool gig is actually paid.

Gelatissimo, a popular gelato cafe, with branches across Australia, has advertised this job opening on their website.

The company has specified that they are looking for applicants with “the most refined taste buds in Australia to help us test and evaluate our newest flavours of gelato before they’re released!”

Get Paid To Eat Ice-Cream

The pay is $500 for 4 hours of taste testing. That’s $125 an hour to eat ice-cream. (Let me emphasise again that I’d do it for free!)

The successful applicant would need to confidently and objectively rate the iced confectionary based on texture, colour, smell and appearance and most of all, flavour.

The ad reads:
“We’ve recently released our two limited edition, decadent new flavours to The Deluxe Range, Luscious Lemon Meringue and Chunky New York Cheesecake. But with plenty more on the way, we are looking for someone who can assess the quality and flavour of our current Deluxe range and assess whether these loaded flavours stay on (and if not, what comes next). 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!”

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.’

What The Tasting Process Involves

The ad explains the tasting process in detail:

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.

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  • Well darn it….totally crushed that I missed this awesome opportunity


  • Too good to be true. Gelatissimo have great gelato, and very creative new and classic flavours.


  • Very yummy and satisfying job indeed.


  • I truly love Gelato and do savor every mouthful. I would love to do this for 4 hours as I can’t imagine my waistline if it was a full-time gig!


  • I would do this job for free! Sign me up!


  • This is amazing definitely my dream job haha. I will be putting in my interest hopefully they can tell my tongue is good enough


  • This is a dream come true! I’m registering


  • I wonder how they decide who has the most refined taste buds for the job?


  • This sounds so awesome, but I don’t think we have any stores in Tassie.


  • Is this one in sydney?


  • I LOVE gelato, I’d be perfect for this. Wow, would be amazing. I’d even do it for free, just get paid in Gelato.


  • This sounds so great!!!

    Why not!

    I bet it’s gone


  • $500!! What a dream job. Sign me up!


  • Can only imagine how many applicants they will have…who wouldn’t want this job?!! Yum!


  • Ummm, yes please. I love Gelato. I love different flavours. I would love this. And yes, I’d do it for free, too.


  • How is this a job?! This should be a prize if anything! Free Icecream and you get paid to eat it! Winning! Sign me up for the Lemon Meringue!


  • Dream job right there ????


  • Lemon Meringue sounds gpod to me. They can send me some of the surplus.


  • I’d love to do this. I find I don’t like ice creams from the supermarket but I always love culinary ice cream inventions.


  • How much ice cream has to be consumed In one sitting… my eyes are Always bigger than my tummy!


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