Young ice cream taster becomes internet sensation

Feng Yuanyuan’s work involves taste-testing ice cream products from her company and others and then assessing and comparing the quality.

Feng Yuanyuan, born in 1995, has caused a storm online thanks to a video of her working as an ice cream taster.

Employed by an ice cream company, Feng’s work involves taste-testing ice cream products from her company and others and then assessing and comparing the quality.

Sometimes, she has to taste over 20 ice creams in a single day. After eating one, she usually rinses her mouth with warm water to protect her taste buds.

Through this taste-testing, she earns more than 10,000 yuan per month, more than most of her college classmates.

The unfortunate by-product of eating so much ice cream is that she has put on five kilograms. Feng said that she exercises regularly to manage her weight.

“To be an ice cream taster, a person needs to have a sensitive tongue and really like ice cream. Many people become fed up with ice cream if they have to eat it every day, so a good ice cream taster isn’t easy to find,” she said.

Feng explained that after more than a year’s work, she can tell if an ice cream contains additives just by tasting it. She hopes that in the future, she could figure out the ingredients of a product with one bite.