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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Comments • 9 294

  • Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson 21 hour ago

    sour step-children

  • Joe/joseph Impson
    Joe/joseph Impson 21 hour ago

    The blue ones are literally better than any other candy

  • Daniel Dyal
    Daniel Dyal Day ago

    Sour patch kids taste like gasoline and I love that for us.

  • frrd kelp
    frrd kelp Day ago

    I wanna see an episode with Chris and Claire🤣

  • turtletehderp Gaming

    Yes! 100,00 like. XD

  • Rob2x
    Rob2x Day ago

    I dont think ppl should tell camera men to cut things out the video cus it give em more reason to point it out

  • Kim Friesen
    Kim Friesen Day ago

    Gourmet butter finger

    KENNA X Day ago

    Sorry but at 12:00 did I hear her say "hot hot, it's my nephew" ???? Cause ?????

  • Randy Patty
    Randy Patty 2 days ago

    why not research jubjubs? same consistancy as the SPK

  • Supernaturalist Judgment

    What about Gormet Warheads?

  • lastimosa
    lastimosa 2 days ago

    17:20 ITS CLEM !!!

  • S Castellanos
    S Castellanos 2 days ago

    Just got into making candied citrus peel since our limeittode tree decided to flood us with 'lemons' this year. Never thought I'd actually need a Claire video to help out in a recipe- thank you Claire!

  • prinxcipe
    prinxcipe 2 days ago

    it took her 28 minutes to figure out gelatin...

  • Matej Focko
    Matej Focko 2 days ago

    25:30 what else is in that drawer? :DDD

  • Elusive Creature
    Elusive Creature 2 days ago

    Can't believe i missed this one! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Jace Potter
    Jace Potter 2 days ago

    when she reads the ingredients it sounds like she’s reading the enchantments on a minecraft enchantment table

  • Meg DiPaolo
    Meg DiPaolo 2 days ago

    Extreme sours are the only ones I can eat. The regulars aren’t sour enough. Does anyone remember atomic warheads? Those were HUGE in 1992.

  • Florentine Overko
    Florentine Overko 2 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.

  • Maya Achab
    Maya Achab 3 days ago

    “Hot, Hot. It’s my nephew”

  • Alana Ludlow
    Alana Ludlow 3 days ago

    You should try making the whopper candy!

  • miapia17
    miapia17 3 days ago

    How did you get the freeze ones? I cant find them anywhere!

  • Brady McDonald
    Brady McDonald 3 days ago

    chris: why dose it tingle? Clair: HUUUH! Chris: is it like a chemical burn?

  • Coolduderules12
    Coolduderules12 3 days ago +1

    All those sour patch kids would be gone in a day or two lol

  • Audrey Kert
    Audrey Kert 3 days ago

    Nothing is too sour
    I know I can be too *salty*

  • Keely Driscoll
    Keely Driscoll 3 days ago

    Please make gourmet TimTams!!!

  • hadiy101
    hadiy101 3 days ago

    It’s a sour patch adult 😬

  • Weaver Oznerol
    Weaver Oznerol 3 days ago +2

    Claire : “Don’t show this part.”
    Editor : Shows it again, in slow motion, in black and white with dramatic music.

  • BTSarmychild
    BTSarmychild 3 days ago

    23:59 recognizing that she made a chemical.

  • Amelia Harrop-Davies
    Amelia Harrop-Davies 4 days ago +1

    I’d love to see Claire make gourmet Jaffa cakes. Any brits here?

  • Malik
    Malik 4 days ago

    She looks identical to a girl I went to high school with

  • Danny Przedpelski
    Danny Przedpelski 4 days ago

    Naming your kid cosmo is kinda stupid not gonna lie

  • Joshua A. Grotheer
    Joshua A. Grotheer 4 days ago

    Did I miss the ingredients list or?

  • Sierra sunshine
    Sierra sunshine 4 days ago +2

    Kid at the beginning(Cosmo):That was an experience.
    Claire at the end in her head: That was an experience.

  • Keven Jones
    Keven Jones 4 days ago +3

    Why call it a test kitchen if you're afraid to lose time trying something innovative? I really felt that Claire's original direction was more "gourmet." She ended up having to settle on a more atypical, "commercial" process because she was being rushed. I get it... It's a production. But I think a serious decision needs to be made about whether you're trying to improve upon something or just churn out another video.
    Used to watch these videos a little more, but kind-of getting tired of the passive-aggressiveness towards Claire.

  • spooky scary skeletons

    When gaby ran 😂

  • Anna Ros
    Anna Ros 4 days ago

    Gourmet kit kats

  • MrFluckerz
    MrFluckerz 4 days ago

    Wait is Gabby the only test kitchen manager?

  • LuckyDaDog Studios
    LuckyDaDog Studios 4 days ago

    When I saw it came out of the fridge I was like WHERE’D IT GO?!?!

  • Tristan Kim
    Tristan Kim 5 days ago +1

    Don’t you you ever see comments and think; man... I wished I commented that.

  • Joey The Triple C THICCC CAT

    9:22!!!! WaLk LiKe A eYgPtIaN

  • Ocean Island
    Ocean Island 5 days ago

    Brad and clair should dateeee

  • Kary J.
    Kary J. 5 days ago

    Was the little guy named after Cosmo Kramer?

  • Beenyx
    Beenyx 5 days ago

    That kid's enamel on his teeth is going to be completely gone by the time he turns 18. Acid isn't good for your teeth, kids.

  • Aymun Ahmed
    Aymun Ahmed 5 days ago

    does anyone else read the info box? whoever writes that stuff each episode is hilarious

  • DeeQAwakened
    DeeQAwakened 5 days ago

    Ever clear was my drink in college 😂.

  • Shamona Lisa
    Shamona Lisa 5 days ago

    Is it just me or is she kinda pretty
    Just me? ok

  • Nadiah Ortega
    Nadiah Ortega 5 days ago

    You should do gourmet makes fruit gushers

  • Encysted
    Encysted 5 days ago

    The pith of pomelo is much less bitter than the pith of a lot of other citrus fruits, and there's a lot more of it on a single fruit.

    SOFIE EVANS 6 days ago

    Or you can just make gelatin and add citric acid and sugar

  • Cosmic Anims
    Cosmic Anims 6 days ago +4

    "nothing is too sour"

    m e

  • virginia Monasterio
    virginia Monasterio 6 days ago

    Oml gaby’s apron has mafalda im dying

  • Kaitlin
    Kaitlin 6 days ago

    the video description was an emotional roller coaster

  • Jackie Prasad
    Jackie Prasad 6 days ago

    Are you a professional chef 👩‍🍳

  • Andrea Barrios
    Andrea Barrios 6 days ago

    Claire stop telling them what to think when people are trying your stuff 😂

  • bakarangerpinku
    bakarangerpinku 6 days ago +1

    Lol. You were making cotton candy for a minute...

  • Eryka
    Eryka 6 days ago

    No one's talking about the description which is consistently absolute gold

  • tales passos
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  • Better Worse
    Better Worse 6 days ago

    >too sour
    >lemme drink some lemon water

  • Toby Anderson
    Toby Anderson 6 days ago

    Every time Claire has a hard time with these Gourmet Makes I just want to shower her with hugs and affection and make her feel better