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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  • Trinka B
    Trinka B 16 hours ago

    @ 36:45... MASA PRODUCTION!
    Don't pat the chips dry. Let the powder soak in.

  • Trinka B
    Trinka B 16 hours ago

    Want Doritos ... NOW! And I haven't bought Doritos in a long time. Maybe a Doritos Locos taco....

  • SuperDooperKooper
    SuperDooperKooper 16 hours ago

    Molly: I'M GIVING AWAY 43 DOLLARS!!!!!

  • Ava 123
    Ava 123 17 hours ago

    gaby dancing in the back is the highlight of the video

  • Tommyshelby
    Tommyshelby 17 hours ago +1

    Claire is basically the symbol of resilience.

  • Umamah Wajid
    Umamah Wajid 17 hours ago +1

    At 24:26 "what if I nailed it?"
    Me: (looks at the duration of the video) oh honey...

  • SunnyCloud33
    SunnyCloud33 17 hours ago

    i'd eat toasty doritos tbh

  • Moinudeen Mohamed
    Moinudeen Mohamed 18 hours ago +7

    Who's back to see Chris and his doughnuts?

  • Brandon Klopp
    Brandon Klopp 22 hours ago

    20:23 I relate to this on a deeply personal level

  • kourtlynsmith97
    kourtlynsmith97 Day ago

    Make Flamin hot cheetos, I'm dying to know how to make the seasoning

  • Bryan Alexander
    Bryan Alexander Day ago

    Didn't realize that Doritos had MSG in them...that explains part of the deliciousness.

  • Jacob Toweson
    Jacob Toweson Day ago

    13:00 left one. AMERICA

  • Ben Enter
    Ben Enter Day ago

    cool ranch

  • AmorMio42
    AmorMio42 Day ago

    @22:58 My brain read “Pulverize PEEPERS into powder.”

  • Shmaples
    Shmaples Day ago

    But all three sides are clearly the same... right? So it's not an isosceles... Right?? Am I crazy? This is bugging me through the entire episode.

  • Tahlia Valdez
    Tahlia Valdez Day ago


  • Gigi M
    Gigi M Day ago

    Gabbi is a gem!!! :D

  • FatLingon
    FatLingon Day ago

    I would try to divide the spices in two batches. First part is the spices without natural sugers, which is mixed into the chip-dough. The second spice part (sugary spices) is coated after baking, alternative between deep fry and owen.

  • aidan minervini
    aidan minervini Day ago

    omg did you guys hear? Claire was recently hospitalized because of back pain. Doctors say it’s from the weight of carrying this channel on her back! Pray she has a speedy recovery.

  • Jeremy Snead
    Jeremy Snead Day ago

    Your cornflour need to be more course.

  • Matthew Bailey
    Matthew Bailey Day ago

    At the 39:00 mark. They are so supportive it’s amazing.

  • Brianna Diaz
    Brianna Diaz Day ago

    They should do gourmet pizza rolls or pizza pockets!

  • Jonathan Chevinsky
    Jonathan Chevinsky Day ago +2

    5 stages of grief:

  • Shan E
    Shan E Day ago

    Gabby dancing away in the background 😂❤️

  • Vincent
    Vincent Day ago

    What does she say at 3:11 ? "I would get courage" ?

  • ShadowVipers
    ShadowVipers Day ago

    I don't care about the dough, I'll just take a no-name brand tortilla chips that I get Costco, and add the flavor powder to it.

  • Joshua Jackson
    Joshua Jackson Day ago

    She has grey hair but who cares she’s beautiful

  • India Blunt
    India Blunt Day ago

    Why was this important to do...why was this worth wasting 4 days time and all that food? It’s funny how everyone there took that so seriously and it was really just a complete waste of time. And it was gross to see her keep playing in her hair in the kitchen/over food. So gross

  • Lauren Blackley
    Lauren Blackley Day ago

    Sour patch kids

  • Lauren Blackley
    Lauren Blackley Day ago

    Please make takis

  • Lolo Rosales
    Lolo Rosales 2 days ago

    "Test 29
    Please don't screw this one up" I felt that

  • DecM 3
    DecM 3 2 days ago


  • Laura S.
    Laura S. 2 days ago

    We don't have Cool Ranch in Europe, so that flavor is called "Cool American Flavor" here lol

  • MrSvinepelz
    MrSvinepelz 2 days ago

    Reupload with better audio and quality D:

  • MrJever180
    MrJever180 2 days ago

    What, a product without palmoil 😮😮

  • Lady Cat
    Lady Cat 2 days ago

    So, I may or may not have just eaten like 2 servings of expired Doritos from February, 2018. I kind of feel nauseous and I don’t want to die sooooo, what do I do? Do I just take some medicine? Help. Please.

  • Bekah truby
    Bekah truby 2 days ago

    Clair: this is going to be easy
    Video: 46 minutes long
    Me: oh I know this isn’t going to be easy at all

  • Tuva Emilie
    Tuva Emilie 2 days ago

    gabby is so cute awh

  • Karen Becerra
    Karen Becerra 2 days ago

    How bout gourmet hot cheetos

  • Derek Hartley
    Derek Hartley 2 days ago

    Who asked for these to get longer!?

  • sarahott
    sarahott 2 days ago +1

    27:48 GABY!!!!!!!!! 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

  • mrjohnswim
    mrjohnswim 2 days ago

    In the final recap she didn't say bake them. I think exhaustion had set in.

  • wtfftw149
    wtfftw149 2 days ago +2

    Claire i just want to say. You is smart you is beautiful you is important

  • Joise Avila
    Joise Avila 2 days ago

    I think it would be interesting to see Claire make a softdrink!

  • mark sabourin
    mark sabourin 2 days ago

    excellent video, I spent the first 15 minutes shaking my head and wondering why Claire did not raise the oil temp. Also Bon Appetit should buy a T-Fal fryer, maybe $100 on amazon- much better consistency than stovetop frying and safer for home cooks.

  • Kirstin Lankston
    Kirstin Lankston 3 days ago

    Make heath bars!

  • Spaghetti
    Spaghetti 3 days ago +3

    i love amiel he's always so quirky and cute and AHHH :(

  • lolTaaa
    lolTaaa 3 days ago

    You did it! Yaaassssss!!!

  • noura alfalasi
    noura alfalasi 3 days ago

    You should do takis!

  • Cynthia Valencia
    Cynthia Valencia 3 days ago

    I don't even like doritos (unpopular opinion, I know lol) but this video makes me want to buy a [small] bag and taste the very descriptive words everyone used to describe these chips! Lol

  • Noran sallam
    Noran sallam 3 days ago

    27:49 laughing really hard😂

  • Amiel Williams
    Amiel Williams 3 days ago

    watching this made me get up and get taco bell

    • Amiel Williams
      Amiel Williams 3 days ago

      also its scary that my name is amiel and i love taco bell and his name is amiel and he loves taco bell. also his go to is the crunchwrap and so is mine.

  • Awesome Person
    Awesome Person 3 days ago


  • If We Won
    If We Won 3 days ago

    You forgot to temper the chocolate

  • Laurynn Lindley
    Laurynn Lindley 3 days ago

    My absolute most favorite is salsa verde, soooo good!!!

    BAILEE FICK 3 days ago

    You should do air heads!

  • Norea Holm
    Norea Holm 3 days ago

    I also smell the food before i eat it, i think it helps to figure out the flavor?

  • MarshaEndeavor
    MarshaEndeavor 3 days ago +6

    I love how scientific and dedicated they are to the process. Also you need a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos to watch this video.

  • meep
    meep 4 days ago

    Claire whines a lot about her job.

  • Graciela Plaza
    Graciela Plaza 4 days ago +30

    when chris said "👃" I felt that

  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 4 days ago +3

    WOW I did not think the peppers would shrink that much lol

  • Cory Minton
    Cory Minton 4 days ago


  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 4 days ago

    You should try making Coca-Cola next. Lol you mentioned it so its destiny XD

  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 4 days ago

    Did y'all get a new Mic or something? The volume doesn't sound right in this video compared to the others

  • Magpie's Nest
    Magpie's Nest 4 days ago

    I like this lady....just saying

  • Bailey Henderson
    Bailey Henderson 4 days ago

    You should just let Frito do their job Pepsi stock is impacted by populism not more than papa murphy's with 6 other popular company stocks we got bought out so the investors of Amazon and mirosoft and costco could get the best rise of price for the believers of the companies

  • Turbanator
    Turbanator 4 days ago

    A bottle to Appleton in the back. Chirs what you up to bud ;)

  • Morgan!
    Morgan! 4 days ago

    Can you make ringolos? I feel the flavour is very unique and would be hard to replicate (idk tho i aint no chef)

  • Josh Carter
    Josh Carter 4 days ago

    Make strawberry frosted donut from Dunkin

  • aki Yoshima
    aki Yoshima 4 days ago

    I actually don't like doritos, I prefer original Lay's or Original Pringles

  • Nuttygirl
    Nuttygirl 4 days ago

    By far my favorite Claire video yet! You did a great job, Claire!
    Chris- I'm a super taster too... How can I make that work for me?

  • Evan Berwick
    Evan Berwick 4 days ago

    Have any of the editors ever looked at their scopes? Every one of these videos is overexposed at some point or another. This one get so bad that Claire's face loses detail at points. For the love of God please either fix it in post or tell your camera operators to crank the iris back a little.

  • Caitlin Capacete
    Caitlin Capacete 4 days ago


  • Caitlin Capacete
    Caitlin Capacete 4 days ago +9


  • Jimena Garcia
    Jimena Garcia 4 days ago

    Achiote would have made them the right color and maybe better taste

  • michelle andreah sanchez lechuga

    Clair can you make lucky charms pleaseeee

  • letshavetuesdayeveryday

    The thing I've learned most from this video?
    In the US nacho cheese Doritos are in a red bag whereas in the UK the red bags are flaming hot and cheese is orange.

  • AdaamKyle
    AdaamKyle 4 days ago

    Are they ALL homosexuals there?

  • Singing Diaries
    Singing Diaries 4 days ago +4

    You're so talented Claire, I love your videos.

  • Mrssea Sea
    Mrssea Sea 4 days ago

    When I was young my dad bought a bag of Doritos, this was early 70s ish and all it had in it was a huge ball of dough........

  • Greywind92
    Greywind92 4 days ago

    can i work here, cooking is my passion and you have like my dream workplace. you all seem so happy there

  • Brianna Gordy
    Brianna Gordy 4 days ago

    I got triggers when he said yeah to it being the soft shell around a hard shell. No that's a GORDITA CRUNCH!

  • TheDuchess
    TheDuchess 4 days ago +49

    "Look how I'm touching it, Brad." 😂😂😂

  • Zombycow
    Zombycow 4 days ago

    all you gotta do now is send them to chow so whatshername can make some consomme for that southern kick.

  • Placid Kitty
    Placid Kitty 5 days ago +16

    omg I'm living for Gaby's space buns

  • TsubakiiHime
    TsubakiiHime 5 days ago +2

    Gaby is the real MVP of the team 😂😂😂😂

  • chloeacn
    chloeacn 5 days ago +7

    Claire please make frosted mini wheats. Thank you for being you.

  • Nathan Montejo
    Nathan Montejo 5 days ago

    Why didn’t you use msg

  • Mary Pham
    Mary Pham 5 days ago

    Can you please make gummy peach rings??

  • Seenya B
    Seenya B 5 days ago

    Please do Tater tots. Let’s have a napoleon dynamite moment.

  • Liana Bautista
    Liana Bautista 5 days ago

    Gourmet goldfish

  • Travis Diller
    Travis Diller 5 days ago

    Claire!! Cumin! You didn’t add “spices”!

  • shy f
    shy f 5 days ago

    Can you make kiss chocolate

  • Andrew Elsenheimer
    Andrew Elsenheimer 5 days ago

    You try and make taki’s!!

  • Zakiry
    Zakiry 5 days ago

    Forgot American nacho cheese is red, in england red is chilli heatwave it’s quite nice tbh

  • Emily Victor
    Emily Victor 5 days ago

    Claire, could you attempt to make gourmet sour trolli gummy worms?

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 5 days ago

    I’m confused I thought Claire was leaving non appetite. Love her tho

  • p salad
    p salad 5 days ago +3

    gourmet pop tarts but with the original sweet crackerish crust, no puff pastry bs

  • Alex Sanchez
    Alex Sanchez 5 days ago

    Gourmet Sour Gummy Worms!!!

  • Eric
    Eric 5 days ago

    just bake corn tortillas on low temp and sprinkle some cheese powder after