UK Univ Offers PhD in Chocolate!
The University of the West of England is offering a p15,000 per year grant to study the genetic factors that influence the flavour of the UK’s favourite treat – chocolate. The successful candidate will study how the fermentation of cacao beans leads to specific flavour profiles, according to the prospectus. The three-year position has been created in response to demand from the chocolate industry for more forensic knowledge of different cocoa strains, The Mirror reported. Candidates have until February 27 to apply to the university’s faculty of health and applied sciences in Bristol.