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Manchester pub offers £500 for pigs in blankets ‘taste-test’

A Manchester pub has announced it is searching for a taster for its pigs in blankets and has offered £500 as payment for taking the “taste-test”.

The Oast House is looking to introduce new takes on the Christmas classic and it wants a local to attend the test with a friend to see if “traditional pigs in blankets suffice, or whether we can open your mind (and taste buds) to some tasty new twists on the festive classic”.

Mark York, development chef at The Oast House said: “Pigs in blankets are the talk of the town this Christmas and are undoubtedly the trending food item of the season. That said, the pressure is on to ensure we’re serving up the best pigs in blankets and Christmas nibbles in the city.

“We’re wanting to play around with ingredients and flavours – and in order to pin down the perfect recipes, we need someone to come in and taste test to ensure our guests have the best Christmas nibbles possible! We’re looking for a festive foodie to visit The Oast House and give the team and I some honest feedback, face-to-face.”

An advert for the role on Airtasker, reads: “We’re searching for one Mancunian resident to attend the ultimate Christmas taste-test for this year’s star of the show – pigs in blankets – and give us some honest feedback to help us perfect our Christmas nibbles menu.”

The application for the role asks applicants to share a Christmas story which will make the pub’s staff “laugh or cry the most”, applicants will have until 16 December to apply.

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