Sure, you’ll be able to squeeze in a slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving after a big dinner. Or maybe, given that things will look a little different this year, you’ll skip the turkey and make a pie your main course. Either way, you’ll want to make sure that you end up with the best pumpkin pie possible.
Basically, the job entails traveling around your area and sampling the various pumpkin pies on offer, then judging them based on the following qualities:
Pie appearance and color
Pumpkin-ness and filling flavour
Pastry texture and firmness
Filling smoothness and texture
Combination of spices and complexity of flavors
Value for money
In addition to the $500, you’ll also get a food and local travel budget to cover any additional expenses.
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How to apply
In order to be considered for the pumpkin pie taster position, you must be a resident of the United States or Canada, and at least 21 years-old. All you need to do is fill out this very short form (with your name, email address, state, and a brief statement about why you’d be perfect for the role) by Saturday, December 5th at 11:59pm EST. The winner/successful candidate will be chosen at random and notified by Monday, December 7th.
Like most of these contests, there are a bunch of terms and conditions—including that the winner’s “details and images” may be used for promotional purposes—so read those before applying. If everything looks OK (and you don’t mind handing over some personal information), go ahead and get that pie.