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Professional chocolate taster leaves job after weight gain

Professional chocolate taster leaves job after weight gain

Professional chocolate taster leaves job after weight gain

Well, we bet no-one saw this one coming.

Angus Kennedy, a 47-year-old father-of-five, has had to quit his job as a chocolate taster out of fears for his health. Since obtaining the £30,000-a-year job in 2010, Kennedy had gained two stone (28lbs).

Companies, including Mars and Nestle, would trust his gluttonous experience and send him a variety of sweet treats before they were mass produced to ensure he gave them the thumbs up. He would eat around 2lbs of a day. At trade shows he would often eat 3lbs of chocolate in less than 12 hours. Dream job eh?

After his calorific diet saw his weight balloon from 11-and-a-half stone (161lbs) to 13-and-a-half-stone (189lbs), he was warned by doctors that he could be facing a heart attack if he continued.

"The only problem with eating chocolate from 9 to 5, of course, is the predictable weight gain and high cholesterol, Kennedy "revealed".

He's now employing a team of tasters in the hope that he can spread his cholesterol problems to an entirely new generation.

[via The Telegraph]

(Image: Rex Features)

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