Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chocolate Taster Forced to Quit Dream Job After Piling On Two Stone

A man who landed his dream job as a $46,000-a-year chocolate taster has been forced to quit after piling on dangerous amounts of weight.

Angus Kennedy, 47, became a real-life Willy Wonka in 2010 after he was given the role of Britain's chief chocolate taster.

The job required him to munch up to 2 lbs of weird and wonderful confectionery every day and then write about the products in trade journal Kennedy's Confection.

Top manufacturers, including Nestle and Mars, relied on Mr. Kennedy's expertise to sample new products before they hit the market.

Unfortunately, every profession comes with a downside, and in this case it came in the form of love handles.

During his two-year tenure as chief chocolate taster, the father-of-five piled on a whopping two stone (14 lbs) and raised his cholesterol to dangerously high levels.

Mr. Kennedy's doctors warned him that if he continued his treat-filled lifestyle, he was putting himself at risk of a heart attack.

Heeding their warnings, the chocolate lover, from Maidstone, Kent, has stepped down from his position and begun a strict diet and exercise regime to get himself back to his pre-Willy Wonka weight.

The 5,000-subscriber magazine presumably now faces the near-impossible task of finding someone who would be willing to take over Mr. Kennedy's role...

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"My job is killing me in the best possible way"

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