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Twelve-year old lands dream job Answered

A schoolboy has beaten thousands of other youngsters to land every child's dream job - official taster for a sweet company.

Harry Willsher's chief responsibilities will be eating Love Hearts, Refreshers and Cola Bottles in the name of research to make sure they are up to the standard expected by the average confectionery connoisseur.

The 12-year-old won the coveted post by emailing a description of his favourite sweet, the Drumstick lolly, to Swizzels Matlow, a confectionery company based in Derbyshire.

He's getting "sacks" of sweets posted to his house, a personalised overall, a tour of the sweet factory and £500 in shopping vouchers.

(Plus the number of a decent dentist?)

Daily Mail article.

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Flumpkins (author)2009-06-17
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Plasmana (author)2009-06-14

Defiantly NOT my dream job, lol. I don't understand why so many people wants that job?

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lemonie (author)2009-05-14

Also, "Refreshers" is not in Swizzels Matlow Limited's portfolio anymore - (look at a packet) L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-05-15

Kitewife will be devastated - she used to work there, packing sweets.

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KentsOkay (author)Kiteman2009-05-15

My librarian's grandparents worked at Cadbury's.

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Kiteman (author)KentsOkay2009-05-15

Wow, top-tenuous link, there!

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PKM (author)Kiteman2009-05-19

If you want tenuous claims to fame, my former university housemate received an intra-Oxbridge burn from Adam Hart-Davis after admonishing the latter for not washing his hands after using the toilet at some scientific society dinner or other.

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-05-15

That is tenuous. I shared a flat with a guy who used the gentleman's lavatory at the same time as Shirley Crabtree, in Scunthorpe baths... L

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NachoMahma (author)lemonie2009-05-15

. I knew a guy whose neighbor's Mother dated Larry Lujack.

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lemonie (author)NachoMahma2009-05-15

OK I didn't know who Larry was, did you find out who Shirley Crabtree is / was? L

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NachoMahma (author)lemonie2009-05-15

. Just now looked SC up. Not what I was expecting. :)

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Kiteman (author)NachoMahma2009-05-15

Billions of dollars of research, investment, hardware and software, all to enable two near-strangers to discuss fat old men in leotards...

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2009-05-16

. Pfffttt!
. What ever happened to the centrifuge?

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Kiteman (author)NachoMahma2009-05-16

Oh, I could dig that out again... Suggestions?

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2009-05-16

. I just saw your centrifuge posts when researching the pfffttt link and was curious. No suggestions. I just thought it was a neat toy.

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Gjdj3 (author)2009-05-16

Hmmm, I wonder how easy total identity theft is.

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Labot2001 (author)2009-05-16
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Goodhart (author)2009-05-15

Harry !


Will you PLEASE stop bouncing off the walls and take your Prozac !!! ;-)

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DJ Radio (author)2009-05-15

I hope he goes for a 20 mile jog daily....

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gnomedriver (author)2009-05-14

Diabetes www.diabetessymptomsonline.com I don't want to bring about a big downer but we've gotta play safe. And I want to know why this kid has a closed mouth smile. Missing something? A full row of teeth perhaps?

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lemonie (author)gnomedriver2009-05-14

Stuffed-full of sweets, trying hard to swallow... L

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lemonie (author)2009-05-14

The Daily Mail? I can't load the article, but what does it say about employment law w/ref taking on a minor? Or does he have to wait? L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-05-14

Thy post the sweets to his house - I think it's more of a prize than an actual job.

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-05-14

Yes, that would make more sense. What about the crisps winner who gets 50K? L

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whatsisface (author)2009-05-14

And here I am unemployed :( Did you post about the winner of the island job?

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Kiteman (author)whatsisface2009-05-14

Ach, I was too jealous to type - a Brit won it!

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