Legendary New Mills sweet maker Swizzels has unwrapped the secret of its luckiest new employee in the position of official sweet taster.
After a sugar-filled nationwide search, Michelle Eland, 40, beat over 2,500 applicants to land the coveted role.
Michelle said: “I love Swizzels sweets and have been eating them since I was a child so I definitely consider myself an expert. I’m over the moon to be chosen.”
Applicants had to write 500 words or submit a video entry. Swizzels’ Sarah-Louise Heslop said: “Michelle’s a great candidate who showed passion, enthusiasm and the necessary skills.”
Michelle, a teaching assistant in Derby, wins a year’s supply of sweets and will be consulted on new products in development. She added: “When I told my class, they were just as excited.”