Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Doritos | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published on May 22, 2019
  • Nacho cheese exists in two states: the melted cheese state and the powdered cheese state*. When it comes to the powdered cheese state, all pale in comparison to Nacho Cheese Doritos, continually perfected by science and consistently beloved by the masses since 1972. Join pastry chef Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to take Nacho Cheese Doritos to the next level and make them gourmet!

    *The third state of nacho cheese, cheese sauce, is controversial in the nacho community and for our purposes we are disregarding it. For more reading, see the studies ‘Nachos in Nature’ (1983), ‘Dormant Doritos’ (1992), ‘The Quest for Queso’ (1999), ‘This Powdered Chip’ (2001) and ‘The Health Benefits of Nachos and the Search for Immortality’ (2007).

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  • wholahayy
    wholahayy 2 hours ago

    Can u make gourmet gardettos? Even tho they're already gourmet.

  • Penny
    Penny 8 hours ago

    "This is your biggest challenge yet." *laughs in pop rock video*

  • David Geisler
    David Geisler 18 hours ago

    Claire why did you never try it like the factory does it? Bake them first then 1 minute in the fryer?

  • TheManInTheBox66

    You'd think the cameraman would understand what overexposure is.

  • Jaq F
    Jaq F Day ago

    can we like have a boom mic so I can hear what people who are not Claire are saying

  • Jackson Catlett
    Jackson Catlett Day ago

    “I found a patent on how to make the chips!”
    *completely ignores what the patent says*

  • RedstoneGuy929 Gaming

    oh no its el dorito

  • david elliott
    david elliott Day ago

    Claire, you made the wrong flavor- Taco Flavor are the BEST Doritos!!!!

  • chuck sellers
    chuck sellers Day ago

    Claire and Brad have a lot of chemistry. Sometimes it's like get a room.

  • Tatum Hanny
    Tatum Hanny Day ago +1

    We need some gourmet liquids up in here....;)

  • Athens Bailey
    Athens Bailey 2 days ago

    Doritos are baked with the seasoning in the chip dough, then the same seasoning is put in the chip post fry because the powder is considered part of the experience of eating a dorito.

  • Stacy Byrd-Everett
    Stacy Byrd-Everett 2 days ago

    I love that even BA chefs love Doritos

  • Duncan Urquhart
    Duncan Urquhart 2 days ago

    chris tested, adam approved

  • Ashish Dhingra
    Ashish Dhingra 2 days ago +1

    Hey what if Claire tries to make gourmet Coca Cola.!?

  • Mel B
    Mel B 2 days ago

    Claire's laugh at 26:51 lol I love it

  • spin999
    spin999 2 days ago +1

    I am now feeling the dread of realising I spend 46 minutes and 49 seconds watching someone try to make doritos

  • John R
    John R 2 days ago

    I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t like Doritos

  • Lan
    Lan 2 days ago

    Maybe powder, and then bake in the oven, rather than vice versa.

  • Paula Tepasse
    Paula Tepasse 2 days ago

    Does anyone else loooove the way Claire and Chris phrase their thoughts? So freaking accurate but cool and elegant at the same time, I could listen to them all day long!

  • Cheyenne Meepster
    Cheyenne Meepster 2 days ago

    Claire looks like a good person to hug. Like some people dont look huggable. Claire looks huggable.

  • Alexys0706
    Alexys0706 3 days ago

    The best Doritos are the zesty cheese Doritos.
    Don’t @ me

  • Justin Davis
    Justin Davis 3 days ago

    Holy overexposed as a mofo video. eyes have been burned alive.

  • jeffery jeffery
    jeffery jeffery 3 days ago

    Clair's hair is dope

  • mia a.s.m.r
    mia a.s.m.r 3 days ago

    My favorite flavor of Doritos is the popping jalapeño 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤
    Leave your favorite in the comments

  • Lucy LaBrasseur
    Lucy LaBrasseur 4 days ago

    Every time a magnum ice cream commercial comes on during a ba video, with its jarring music and crunching noises, I feel like that guy in the black mirror episode whose room is tv screens, and he can’t skip unless he pays every single time, which is exactly what RUclip does with their 15$ a month subscription charge.

  • Andrew McQuade
    Andrew McQuade 4 days ago

    Dorito flavor is sprayed on to the chip and I don’t know if that moisture has anything to do with the flavor hitting you all at once as opposed to the stages that your flavor powder had.

  • Phoebe Meredith
    Phoebe Meredith 4 days ago

    In the uk the red ones are chilli heatwave. The blue ones are cool original. The orange ones are tangy cheese x

  • liger zero
    liger zero 4 days ago

    Do Cheeto next

  • Mahdi Family
    Mahdi Family 4 days ago

    Now I will forever sniff my Doritos before I eat them

  • 2_welve
    2_welve 4 days ago +1

    You having a snack while the rest of your group have an actual group study at the back 1:40

  • X
    X 4 days ago

    I like chips, but tbh I'm not a huge fan of doritos, except for ranch my god... ranch doritos are amazing, not a huge fan of every other flavour, atleast the ones I've tasted, some of them taste so similar
    I'm australian, and my favourite is smiths salt and vinegar chips

  • Amber Holland
    Amber Holland 5 days ago

    Romano¿? EXcuuuSE me

  • rsfarris86
    rsfarris86 5 days ago

    I feel like they fry them, season them, bake them, then season again.

  • Anthony DeJesus
    Anthony DeJesus 5 days ago +1

    coat them as soon as they get out of the oven... its the oil that makes the coating flavors marry together

  • Angela Brett
    Angela Brett 5 days ago

    It seems kind of weird at this point to call Claire a pastry chef. She’s an everything chef!

  • Scott R
    Scott R 5 days ago

    I'm surprised that Claire, being a professional chef, doesn't know that 'flavor' is a combination of 'taste' (tongue) and 'smell' (nose), and that a large portion, some scientific research shows somewhere between 50-90%, of 'flavor' is actually olfactory/smell. Most people know this intuitively based on how bland things 'taste' when one has a cold/stuffy nose, or even if you just pinch your nose while eating. Chris obviously understands this, and that is why he is a legendary 'super taster'.

  • lovesick
    lovesick 5 days ago

    i ate a whole bag of doritos in one sitting even though it has gluten in it, and honestly? even though the day after i had to call in sick, it was worth every little crumb of that forbidden fruit

  • GAZArts
    GAZArts 5 days ago

    Well this is a rabbit hole I never saw me following, I have zero interest in cooking and I can't stop watching these.

  • XmeX
    XmeX 5 days ago

    I can taste the dorito through the screen

  • Elmo Hoe
    Elmo Hoe 5 days ago


    Chris: *intensely sniffs chip*

  • Stircrazy1969 Gmoney

    When did alex and claire start dating

  • Por Tee
    Por Tee 6 days ago

    MFW Claire choose nacho cheese over cool ranch (-_-)

  • David McCoul
    David McCoul 6 days ago

    The only thing missing was the food coloring to give it more of that artificial firey appearance. The eyes eat first!

  • SunHead
    SunHead 6 days ago

    Please do Reeses peanut butter cup..

  • laserspark123
    laserspark123 6 days ago +1


  • Omar Martinez
    Omar Martinez 7 days ago

    Maza ha-rina? Oh boy lmao. The ‘h’ is silent 😂

  • Maggie Mae Crawley
    Maggie Mae Crawley 7 days ago

    Chris is the persona I aspire to be. He’s got such a good attitude about life it seems like and he’s always uplifting everyone else in the kitchen. Why can’t I be a Chris?

  • Ryland Sorensen
    Ryland Sorensen 7 days ago

    Why did she cut the pepper that way?

  • Brad
    Brad 7 days ago

    what if you put them in the fridge lol

  • StayClassy
    StayClassy 7 days ago


  • porkjunhee
    porkjunhee 7 days ago

    26:52 the noise she makes pLEASE

  • Catherine De Abreu
    Catherine De Abreu 7 days ago +4

    I want Gabby to be my guardian angel, she’s such a precious soul and y’all, we GOTTA protect her. I mean, just look at 27:50

  • Christopher Szymanski

    as a drummer, i love this series.

  • Mandi Boo
    Mandi Boo 7 days ago

    Am I the only one who tastes paprika when I eat Doritos Nacho Cheese?

  • Ceroluthor
    Ceroluthor 7 days ago

    I almost want to say, before putting them in the oven to dry you should've tried sprinkling them with seasoning or at the very least for the final few minutes in the oven sprinkle them that was the sugar in the seasoning doesn't brown and instead just helps the seasoning melt

  • Angel Williams
    Angel Williams 8 days ago

    I'm thinking gourmet star crunch should be on her list

  • Chris Stavro
    Chris Stavro 8 days ago +2

    27:48 I totally didn't hear anything they said

    BA: ruining Claire's favorite snack foods one at a time

  • Sammie Cormier
    Sammie Cormier 8 days ago

    Woah woah woah the way Claire cut that bell pepper just blew my mind!!!

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    Why didn't she use ramano cheese ? Itbwas the cheese on the ingredients label.

  • Christian Rae Reselosa

    i love how rhoda's just so supportive of her

  • Callum G
    Callum G 9 days ago

    Love Gaby!!

  • Joe Cockerline
    Joe Cockerline 9 days ago +3

    Rhoda is the unsung hero of Gourmet Makes, for real

  • Gene
    Gene 9 days ago +3

    Maybe you should put the powder on before you put them in the oven.

  • Alfonso Cardoso
    Alfonso Cardoso 9 days ago +11

    Why is everyone one in this damn kitchen so iconic??? I’m so jealous of this work environment! 😭

  • Dean O.
    Dean O. 9 days ago

    This video is not unlike a 47 minute commercial for Frito Lay. All these video's BA produces are nothing but good publicity for the corporate brands. If I was Frito Lay I'd cut a deal with BA and Clair and call her gourmet chips Clairito's. You could sell her chips at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Put a picture of Clair in the upper right hand corner of the bag and they would sell... That is... If Clairito's are not priced at fifty seven dollars a bag. :-I

  • Howard Key
    Howard Key 10 days ago

    The purple bag is easily the best flavor

  • Magdalena Reisenegger
    Magdalena Reisenegger 10 days ago

    I'm 90% sure Doritos in Chile have different ingredients... weird (correct me if I'm wrong)

  • jianhong lin
    jianhong lin 10 days ago

    Cheetos is the better cheese snack but nothing compares to cool ranch Doritos

  • Sally Face
    Sally Face 10 days ago +1

    I’m craving Doritos now :)

  • Carlysins
    Carlysins 10 days ago

    Unpopular opinion: Doritos aren’t that good, if it’s the only thing to eat or if I’m really hungry I’ll eat them but otherwise I won’t

  • Dennis 2
    Dennis 2 10 days ago

    Is not MSG a problem (allergies) and can you remove it.

  • Elmir Seyfullayev
    Elmir Seyfullayev 10 days ago

    27:48 this is the type of content i’ve subscribed for

  • Rachel Loe
    Rachel Loe 10 days ago

    The description box is the best thing I have read this week.

  • Charles Hanson
    Charles Hanson 10 days ago

    real doritoes are tumbled with oil and the flavor mix to adhere it to the chips. Also, I bet you could blend/process the flavor mix with orange coloring to get it more like the original.

  • Dtr146
    Dtr146 10 days ago

    Claire be rocking some jeans man