Maryland Cookies is on the hunt for a cookie connoisseur to become an official taster for the brand.

The recruit will be paid £350 for the task of eating their way through Maryland’s entire product range, as well as yet-to-launch bakery items, and sharing their verdict.

They will also be given the chance to create their own cookie and see it produced when they attend the day-long tasting session at the Maryland Innovation Centre in Edinburgh.

“It’s really important to us that we are constantly innovating and ensuring Maryland Cookies remain the best tasting cookies on the market,” Rachael Rayner, brand manager at Maryland said.

“Consumer feedback is vital, so we are excited about inviting the successful candidate into our bakery to taste our range and create their very own cookie right before their eyes. It really is a cookie-lover’s dream job.”

The news comes as Burton’s Biscuit Company prepares to enter the chocolate biscuit bar market for the first time later this month when it launches its Maryland Chocolate Cookie Bars.

Set to roll out in mid-July, the £1.39 eight-bar sleeves have been developed in response to the growth of biscuit portion packs, the firm said.