West of England university offers PhD in chocolate!

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New Delhi : A university in United Kingdom is offering a a PhD in chocolate. Can you believe it, PhD in chocolate. The varsity is also offering a 15,000 pounds-per-year grant for the perfect course for chocoholics.

The University of the West of England is offering the grant to study the genetic factors that influence the flavour of chocolate.

That not all, the successful candidate will study how the fermentation of cacao beans leads to specific flavour profiles.

The three-year position has been created in response to demand from the chocolate industry for more forensic knowledge of different cocoa strains.

Candidates have until February 27 to apply to the university’s Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences in Bristol.

The novel chance comes close on the heels of the job offer by Mondelez International - behind some of the world’s most famous sugary treats like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo - of a part-time chocolate taster.