Turns out, you might be able to eat candy for a living – and earn thousands in the process.

Canada’s Candy Funhouse is hiring a confectionery chef, according to a recent job offer.

“Do you love all things candy and chocolate? Are you passionate about confectionery and exploring new and existing products? If so, this is the PERFECT position for you!” the description reads on LinkedIn.

The Ontario-based company said the position brings in C$100,000 (US$78,167.70) a year. Work can be remote or based in its offices in Canada or New Jersey.

The confectionery chef will serve as chief taste tester and will try over 3,500 products each month.

In addition to eating approximately 113 candies a day, the head of candy will lead the company’s “FUNhouse” candy strategy, host candy board meetings, and have a say in what products Candy Funhouse will offer.

The candy manager will also approve candy inventory and designate featured candies with an official seal of approval.

Applicants can be as young as 5 years old and must reside in North America.

“All you need is a passion for candy, pop culture and a sweet tooth!” part of the job posting reads.

The head of confectionery will also undergo “extensive palate training,” according to the description.

So far, nearly 6,500 people have applied on LinkedIn. There are so many labor inquiries that the company said its usual response time is delayed.

Applicants have until August 31 to apply. No prior experience is necessary.

The stance would presumably involve excessive consumption of sugar, which the World Health Organization recommends limiting to 10% of daily calories. Too much sugar can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The job posting states that the position comes with a “comprehensive dental plan.”

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