A new type of online service allows people to hire others to eat or drink their favorite treats..

orted on an increasingly popular service on online platform Taobao that's as mind-boggling as it is intriguing. People can now go online and hire others to consume certain foods and drinks, and ask them to provide video evidence of them eating or drinking the said treats.


Fees usually range from two to nine yuan($0.30 - $1.35) plus the cost of the food. It's not exactly a get-rich-quick job, but there are quite a lot of people willing to do it for the free treats alone.


"Bubble tea drinking" is a particularly popular service, as the chewy tapioca balls and popping boba drink is all the rage in Asia these days, but there are also ads from people willing to eat fried chicken or hot pot for anyone willing to pay for them.