Sue Stone has been employed by chocolate manufacturer Thorntons for 27 years, and is now paid to eat up to 20 varieties of chocolate per day as the company's product group development manager.
She told Metro: "When people ask me what I do for a living, their faces are priceless.
"There's a running joke that anyone who starts here gains half a stone in the first month. I really do have the world's best job."
However, the 53-year-old is insistent that she works off the amount of calories she consumes.
Stone, from South Wingfield, Derbyshire, added: "Although I do eat a lot of chocolate, I also have to move around a lot - I walk miles around the factory every day.
"One minute I'm on the production line watching a product I have developed being made, then I'm in the kitchens working with our master chocolatiers.
"At busy times of year, we all go out into stores to help out - and carrying the extra stock up and down stairs is a great workout!"
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