Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Sour Patch Kids | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Oct 9, 2019
  • Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Sour Patch Kids!
    The Sour Patch Kids met in high school in Wichita, Kansas in 1964 and within two years were touring the world. At the time, they couldn’t have known they would become the biggest pop act of the decade, but with the perfect blend of talent, timing and dedication their ascension seems almost preordained in retrospect. Jimmy Redd’s swooning vocals, Janet Cherry’s lead guitar, Bill Lemon’s bouncy bass and Martha Green’s driving drums were met by screaming fans from Kansas to Kyoto. The songs “My Sugar Kid” (1965) and “Your Sour Smile” (1967) are now considered important contributions to the American music canon.
    These were the good years. The band’s legend grew and the money poured in. Their label, Sweet Sounds Music Group, pushed them to reach their audiences in new ways, building out their merchandising arm into clothing, lunch boxes and even a sour sugar-coated gummy candy. However, the label was also arguably responsible for the band’s downfall. In response to slightly drooping numbers, the label, citing a clause in the band’s contract that the four excited teenagers did not notice before signing back in 1964, added a new member to the group: Barry Blue. The new member of The Sour Patch Kids was not well received, within the band or by the fans. Critics considered his music style to be a step backwards to the band’s earliest sound, which many considered them to have grown out of. And in May of 1969, the creative differences came to a head and the band broke up. The label had the original four members blacklisted and they stopped making music all together. The only remnant of their success is the music they made and the Sour Patch Kids candy which remains popular to this day.
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  • Marina Montalto
    Marina Montalto 9 hours ago

    You should do Dippin Dots next!

  • Charlotte moroney
    Charlotte moroney 9 hours ago

    U should make dippin dots

  • Dino Sarma
    Dino Sarma 9 hours ago

    Deep cut: There was an episode where half sour Saffitz was wandering through a Brad video, asking "What's the strongest proof alcohol we have". Looks like she was trying to make this thing happen.

  • Raul Gonzalez
    Raul Gonzalez 10 hours ago

    Try making gourmet slim jims!!

  • TheDiamondLyfe •
    TheDiamondLyfe • 10 hours ago


  • Clayton P Blackolivelover

    My mouth was watering this entire video just hiking of eating sour

  • blooming_madness
    blooming_madness 11 hours ago

    6:40 Gaby y su delantal de Mafalda

  • tommyb1two3
    tommyb1two3 11 hours ago

    Sour patch kids aren't sour at ALL. They have the slightest hint of sour on the coating and the rest tastes very artificial, even though the
    packaging claims they are made with natural flavorings. I think that whatever Claire has come up with probably tastes SO much better.

  • Ally Hurley
    Ally Hurley 11 hours ago

    OMG sour patch is like, my fav!

  • Eliana Sobel
    Eliana Sobel 11 hours ago

    U should make jawbreakers

  • Eandra Farrer
    Eandra Farrer 12 hours ago

    Do gourmet dippin dots!!

  • Takuya
    Takuya 12 hours ago

    this is by far my favorite video so far.
    not because i enjoy seeing her get tortured like this, but how she fights through it and we experience the highs and lows of cooking new things ^^

  • romicnan
    romicnan 13 hours ago

    y’all need to do tim tams next

  • c page25
    c page25 13 hours ago

    Has anyone checked out the video description? Pretty “interesting” backstory of the Sour Patch Kids.

  • casey e
    casey e 13 hours ago

    Any time Claire says something shouldn't be too hard, I just check the remaining length of the video to see how wrong she was

  • salol2000
    salol2000 14 hours ago

    please make tim tams!!!!!!

  • Nabeel Rehman
    Nabeel Rehman 14 hours ago

    What fool doesn’t think SPK are fire, Claire sucks!!! Lol

  • Kate Spreen
    Kate Spreen 14 hours ago

    Ideas for next video: Mallowmars, Thin Mints, honey bbq Fritos, Junior Mints

  • gilad fadel
    gilad fadel 15 hours ago +1

    Bon Appetit let Claire try to do gourmet mentos next!
    Like so they can see!

  • Zach Merwin
    Zach Merwin 15 hours ago

    You should make combo stuffed snacks.

  • Ashlyn Alford
    Ashlyn Alford 15 hours ago

    gormet makes the blue scooby doo fruit snack pls and thanks

  • Keegster
    Keegster 15 hours ago


  • Angel Destiny
    Angel Destiny 16 hours ago

    Claire should try Nutter Butter

  • renji2792
    renji2792 16 hours ago

    i love her hair

  • Andrea Gibbs
    Andrea Gibbs 17 hours ago

    gourmet kraft mac and cheese??

  • Masha Nikulina
    Masha Nikulina 17 hours ago

    Does anyone else hear “I am in the vhs kitchen” instead of the “ba test kitchen”

  • Seyda S
    Seyda S 17 hours ago

    Can you make kinder buenos pleaaaseee they are so good

  • Jereme Delara
    Jereme Delara 18 hours ago

    I request a BUTTERFINGER episode!!! I luv those ❤️

  • Tiamaat Smith
    Tiamaat Smith 18 hours ago

    Can we get a video about what happens to all the leftover food in the kitchen??? And all the failed food stuff

  • Tiamaat Smith
    Tiamaat Smith 18 hours ago

    Can we get a video about what happens to all the leftover food in the kitchen??? And all the failed food stuff

  • Tiamaat Smith
    Tiamaat Smith 18 hours ago

    Can we get a video about what happens to all the leftover food in the kitchen??? And all the failed food stuff

  • Laura Gomez
    Laura Gomez 18 hours ago

    it wouldn't be a bad idea tho, I think Claire can improve some Girl scout cookies

  • Laura Gomez
    Laura Gomez 18 hours ago


  • itzel gomez
    itzel gomez 19 hours ago

    Gourmet Jolly Rancher Bites!

  • Carla M
    Carla M 20 hours ago

    Please make a gourmet version of the german “Knoppers”, they are the best🤪

  • Ashley Tarula
    Ashley Tarula 22 hours ago

    Claire should make Gourmet Takis Fuego, if she hasn't already.

  • Rebecca M
    Rebecca M Day ago

    Would love to try them!!!! Can you try kindo Buenos? My fav chocolate bar!!!

  • quinn [REDACTED]

    make the pastry chef make a pastry(ish thing)! stroopwaffles, mayhaps?? 👀👀

  • Xero
    Xero Day ago

    "Nothing is too sour." Cosmo is my spirit animal.

  • Brook Gilmer
    Brook Gilmer Day ago

    Claire!! I need you to make mellow creme pumpkins!! They're my favorite and I can't find a recipe anywhere.

  • boredofbasik
    boredofbasik Day ago

    Is it just me ? I totally missed the " reading out ingredients " part !!!!

  • VoxNerdula
    VoxNerdula Day ago

    Claire wants the hard shaft

  • Sie rra
    Sie rra Day ago

    Maybe take a shot at making Tasykake butterscotch iced sponge cakes. Every northeastern person (as far as I know) knows about them.

  • Taylor Ceglarek
    Taylor Ceglarek Day ago

    She should make juicy drop pops 👀

  • Ingrida Galejs
    Ingrida Galejs Day ago

    Carla I love you girl but why would you name your son "Cosmo Lalli Music"

  • Beauty Of Islam
    Beauty Of Islam Day ago

    Claire.. pls attempt to make gourmet bubble gum 😍

  • Vi Dam
    Vi Dam Day ago

    Tim tams next!

  • Paige Flynn
    Paige Flynn Day ago

    Gourmet goldfish

  • nim
    nim Day ago

    Salivating while watching this 😵

  • g p
    g p Day ago

    Honestly, I’ve wanted a dehydrator for a while but haven’t purchased one because I figured it had limited usage but thanks to Claire’s I see that it’s pretty useful for more than just dehydrated fruits and veg.

  • Lady Lightning
    Lady Lightning Day ago

    I need Claire to make Combos. Please please please

  • Maggie Pie
    Maggie Pie Day ago

    but what if she made slim jims

  • dey drawings
    dey drawings Day ago

    girl, u gotta do kids cuisine

  • Megan Moretti
    Megan Moretti Day ago

    You should attempt Oreos or Mochi Ice Cream

  • Marc-André Demers

    omfg you're supposed to thicken them with *corn starch* -_-'

  • Barbara Heitz
    Barbara Heitz Day ago

    You should try it using Tart Cherry concentrate rather than juice

  • Marc-André Demers
    Marc-André Demers Day ago +1

    21:36 **pouts** "I think I might have to do some research"

    this pretty much sums up why this whole series is a dumpster fire

  • Tyra Bohnas
    Tyra Bohnas Day ago

    In my experience, anytime I soak gummies in alcohol they become an adult treat

  • Leanne Weber
    Leanne Weber Day ago

    You should make whoppers (malted milk balls)

  • Kaleb Scott
    Kaleb Scott Day ago

    MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
    Lemon Heads
    Cherry Twizzlers (the pull apart ones)