The Dream Ice Cream-Eating Job with 1-Million-Dollar Tastebuds

    A man named John Harrison has a job tasting ice cream. He has tasted samples of over 200 million gallons of ice cream and his taste buds are insured for $1 million.

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    Sounds like a surreal tastebud bliss, but one man - John Harrison - actually has a job that has accumulated his sensitive tasters a portfolio of over 200 million gallons of ice cream, spanning over a period of 20 years.

    On most average working days, he receives about 60 packages of ice cream from Edy's Grand Ice Cream. He spends about 4 to 5 hours every morning sampling each ice cream, taking 3 samples for each flavor.

    So valuable are his tastebuds, his employer actually insured them for $1m U.S. dollars. That works out at $100 for each taste bud.

    Harrison, who has a long family history in the ice cream business, told cookinglight.com: "it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it."

    His favorite flavors are sherbet and whole-fruit sorbet.

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