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Britain's top chocolate taster forced to quit
Published on 18/07/2012

Tucking into a chocolate hamper may be a rare treat for most people, but for one man sampling the sweet stuff became his dream job.

Taste tester Angus Kennedy was paid to spend his days munching on sweets, chocolates, toffees and other confectionary as part of his role as Britain's chief chocolate taster.

However, the 47-year-old has been forced to give up his job after doctors warned him his career was putting his health in jeopardy.

Mr Kennedy's weight ballooned to 13-and-a-half-stone due to the high calorie diet and he was warned his cholesterol was dangerously high.

"Eating chocolate for a living really was the dream job. I was given a Golden Ticket to sample the world's craziest, tastiest new goodies and review them in the magazine," Mr Kennedy remarked.

Health experts recommend eating sweet treats such as chocolate in moderation as an occasional treat and as part of a balanced diet.

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