Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pop Rocks | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Jul 17, 2019
  • Witness the crackling confection taking the world by storm! They're carbonation made solid. That's right folks, they're a modern marvel made to modify your mouth, a sensational symphony of splendid snaps and sparkles soothing your senses and sent straight to your stomach. And now for the first time ever, we present gourmet Pop Rocks, the product of a perfect marriage of scientific ingenuity and culinary craft, made by the clever and creative Claire Saffitz!

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  • Taylor Craig Newbold
    Taylor Craig Newbold 16 hours ago +1

    0:50 that look Claire gives to the cam. I haven't laughed so hard in weeks. I love this series sooooo much.

  • texaschick74
    texaschick74 19 hours ago


  • Michael Schilling

    Half the video is her complaining. Either make it or don't, jesus.

  • Yenramon Acosta
    Yenramon Acosta Day ago +2

    9:55 so is the test kitchen in the world trade center?

  • FrostyJ1
    FrostyJ1 Day ago

    Chris said Butter Fingers yes

  • Joslyn Graham
    Joslyn Graham Day ago

    i hate watching this episode because it’s so clear she really hates what she’s doing.

  • Grace C
    Grace C 2 days ago

    please attempt gourmet honey buns(❁´◡`❁)

  • Jayden Stitz
    Jayden Stitz 2 days ago

    Does they buy all the products or does the company send them stuff

  • Pickle Pants McTurkey-Leg

    "It does look like Melted Grimace..." LMAO!!!

  • SkunkLungs
    SkunkLungs 3 days ago

    7:05 BRAD !! stop ✋!

  • Ayako G
    Ayako G 4 days ago

    3:04 21:41 the asmr moments lol

  • Mikayla steen
    Mikayla steen 5 days ago

    Can you do haba baba

  • machinaeZER0
    machinaeZER0 5 days ago

    It was so nice to see your energy go up as the testing went on. You did great!!

  • Aurora Ross
    Aurora Ross 5 days ago +5

    why does the caramelized disc look like spongebob's mom

    RIPZYEE 6 days ago

    😛 Goodness

  • dinolandra
    dinolandra 6 days ago

    Can pop rocks melt steel beams???

  • madison
    madison 6 days ago +1

    y’all are so mean let this girl breathe omg

  • Claire Turnbull
    Claire Turnbull 6 days ago

    Where is my Chris? I need a Chris in my life !

  • Joe Rick
    Joe Rick 7 days ago

    Put the melted sugar in a tin foil or greased soda stream bottle and pressurize as high as possible. Then keep it under pressure whilst it is setting. Dang. I should be hanging in the kitchen with Claire haha.

  • DezzyTee
    DezzyTee 7 days ago

    You almost had it... All you needed was a pressure container. The dry ice does the rest, no baking soda needed ;)

  • Brooke Prigg
    Brooke Prigg 8 days ago

    This episode made me stop watching this series because of how uncomfortable it is.

  • Melanie Rigsbee
    Melanie Rigsbee 8 days ago

    When Claire makes fizzle rocks

  • Ben Shaw
    Ben Shaw 9 days ago

    I love how the person who saw a duck in the initial blue razz test blob was named “Matt Duckor”

  • Nats suzuki
    Nats suzuki 9 days ago +1

    20:23 "CLAIRE'S stuff, please do not touch or throw out"... same girl, same😂😂😂

  • Daneisha Padilla
    Daneisha Padilla 9 days ago

    This one went quick but straight forward I like it

  • Mimi Chicken
    Mimi Chicken 9 days ago

    Jumping and popping = jopping

  • glurp
    glurp 9 days ago

    why didn’t she try making like a dry ice powder and mix that into the mixture

  • Mr Pickle
    Mr Pickle 11 days ago +3

    When a guy who does science for his job says that making pop rocks is harder that aero jell to make then you know it’s gonna be hard to make
    Edit: I mean like an actual remake

  • Josh Creter
    Josh Creter 12 days ago

    This episode shows how supportive the BA test kitchen members are of each other.
    It feels like they would totally succeed at a ropes course or wilderness weekend challenge.

  • •_•
    •_• 12 days ago

    Gourmet Haagen-Dazs?

  • Ben Cahn
    Ben Cahn 13 days ago

    Does it foam like the candy Zots?

  • Android Sniprr
    Android Sniprr 15 days ago

    Why do you buy so much of the product and only eat like 4 packs

  • VK Jungenberg
    VK Jungenberg 15 days ago +1

    Hellthyjunkfood make pop rocks and they turned out good, I didn't think it was that hard...

  • jordanniemags
    jordanniemags 16 days ago

    9:50. The best part of the entire thing.

  • Annie Judasz
    Annie Judasz 16 days ago

    Okay but there is already a candy made with baking soda and acid - I'm not sure how common it is in the US, but it's called ahoj Brause - I've had it a bunch of times in Germany. Does the same foaming action seen here.

  • Violet Lollipops
    Violet Lollipops 16 days ago

    Are the Bon Appétit kitchens in the new world trade centers?

  • Der Melonensaft
    Der Melonensaft 16 days ago +1

    14:25 am i the only one wondering if it is bulletproof ?

  • Allison Holly
    Allison Holly 17 days ago

    I’ve never had pop rocks

  • Mikaela Kozelchik
    Mikaela Kozelchik 17 days ago

    the caramel looked like something called dog vomit slime mold

  • Jayden Archuleta
    Jayden Archuleta 17 days ago

    Okay so here is the thing soda and pop does not make anything explode. I did a experiment and Put pop rocks and soda together and put a ballon over the Erlenmeyer flask. All the balloon did was inflate the slightest bit. Not even close to be able to blow up. So it might cause bloating. But I’m almost positive it wouldn’t blow up.

  • andie
    andie 18 days ago +1

    tbh i don't think pop rocks is a good idea either

  • Maddie Williams
    Maddie Williams 18 days ago

    I can feel this video

  • Toxic Cxrtz
    Toxic Cxrtz 18 days ago

    Best series but give her a break this stuff stresses her give her like a month break

  • Ploki777
    Ploki777 18 days ago

    Oh my did you see that cloud of smoke at 18:21 ? You can litterally see the bubble explode and the smoke fading away 😱.

  • Tdc Willies
    Tdc Willies 19 days ago

    Amiel Stanek: Young Brendan Fraser at 3:15 *Certainly he's never heard that before...*

  • Alssya_Maddi_ Gang Gang

    Can you please do Troli Gummy Worms

  • Mazal M
    Mazal M 23 days ago +1

    Claire: its not Chris's fault
    *seven minutes later*
    Claire: its all your fault chris

  • Sabrina Milliron
    Sabrina Milliron 23 days ago

    I love the editing man 😂😂😂👍🏾👍🏾❤️❤️🤙🏽

  • Nikki mcmurtrey
    Nikki mcmurtrey 23 days ago +1

    She's always amazingly talented and nails it every time 💜

  • bby m
    bby m 24 days ago

    No one wants a gourmet pop rock and no one wants to make it

  • LillianaDodson
    LillianaDodson 24 days ago +1

    I prefer to watch this series when Claire is more cheerful and excited not dreading what she’s doing. Don’t pressure her into making foods she rlly doesn’t want to do because we love this series so much!!!!

  • Audrey Nadine
    Audrey Nadine 25 days ago

    Brad is such a sweetheart

  • Disrespectfully Classy Marc E. Blassy


  • dancetempNEIU
    dancetempNEIU 26 days ago

    She looks so happy! 2:03

  • Harry McSteen
    Harry McSteen 26 days ago

    This is the compressed sugar Brad was talking about

  • TimmyS27
    TimmyS27 26 days ago +1

    I had no idea the test kitchen was in One World Trade Center. That explains the incredible view.

  • Florentine Overko
    Florentine Overko 27 days ago

    As it is approaching Christmas season, Claire should try and make a terry’s chocolate orange! It’s the sign that Christmas is here when I see them in stores.

  • Kenzi Steely
    Kenzi Steely 27 days ago


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    Carolyn Joyce 27 days ago


  • Crazy
    Crazy 27 days ago +1

    I'm disappointed they gave Claire this mission but did not allow her the proper equipment.