Almost $80,000 to enjoy candy sitting in the comfort of your own home: this is the sweet job proposed by Candy Funhouse, a Canadian candy company located outside of Toronto.
The position of Chief Pastry Officer is open, and in fact, you must be the “Chief Taste Tester.” CNN reported that the July announcement on LinkedIn followed thousands of applications, the company’s CEO, Jamal Hejazi, explained. Candy Funhouse is run by four brothers in their 20s and 30s who grew up in the area and their parents own donut shops and a local restaurant.
In 2021, sales, significantly increased by the pandemic, were “less than 15 million,” Hejazi said. The company said the chief candy officer position is open to anyone, including children five years and older, and many parents caught their kids filling out an application and posting it online.
Candy Funhouse has 340,000 followers on Instagram and three million on TikTok, the CEO said, as the company prepares for Halloween, last year’s biggest sales period. Hejazi also pointed out that social media reports that the chief candy officer eats 3,500 candies a month are false, instead a number representing the company’s variety of candies: “That would be 117 a day, so many!”.
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