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

  • Published on Jun 13, 2019
  • Twix. They’ve been at the heart of a debate that goes back more than five decades. Lines have been drawn so intractable that friendships, relationships, even nations have been ruined. Who could forget the Great Twix Battle between the UK and Finland in 1984? No, we’re not speaking of the Left vs. Right debate. We’re talking about the Conflict of Classification that rages to this day. The age old debate: is Twix candy or cookie? Out of respect for those who came before, we will not take a position. Instead, join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Twix that can hopefully bring peace to this conflict.
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  • CokeBlue
    CokeBlue Day ago

    17:08 1000 degree hot knife reborn

  • Mintz -
    Mintz - Day ago +1

    I wanted to cry because I couldn't try the carmel lmao😣

  • Rinealdo Ramlin
    Rinealdo Ramlin Day ago

    OMG 8 inches

  • Juan Coyt
    Juan Coyt Day ago

    i wanna hug her :(

  • Randy Karnes
    Randy Karnes Day ago

    I wanted her to coat one with chocolate and then use a hair dryer to blow on them. That would remove excess chocolate and give that wavy pattern.

  • morgan_marie_19
    morgan_marie_19 Day ago

    Claire: “Nobody knows about the holes”

  • Kylie Amber
    Kylie Amber Day ago

    Claire’s a lefty 😱 finally I’m not the only one ......

  • HI H
    HI H Day ago

    I bet hers taste way better than twix

  • MacGoesMeep
    MacGoesMeep Day ago

    i did not know about the holes in twix until i watched this

  • Nathalia Stapleton

    Try to make CATCH please 🙏🏿

  • Hayden Beck
    Hayden Beck Day ago

    I freaking love Brad, he’s so adorable

  • Cutman3030
    Cutman3030 Day ago

    I am 60,000% with Claire on the righty tighty confusion. I still have a hard time with that.

  • Drake Schumacher

    At the end when they talk about how when you start something and it sucks but by the end it turns out well and gives a sense of accomplishment is basically what all chefs go through daily when preparing for a busy dinner service.

  • Stacey Johnston
    Stacey Johnston Day ago

    Twix is a biscuit not a cookie v

  • Rachelle Lazar
    Rachelle Lazar Day ago

    Claire, you should do a series where you recreate candy or snacks that don’t exist anymore!

  • Russell Martin
    Russell Martin Day ago

    Could u do sour patch kids next please

  • Kaye Nicole
    Kaye Nicole Day ago

    I eat my Twix frozen 😬🤗

  • Doopadoo Man
    Doopadoo Man Day ago +1

    Did anyone else get a weird audio affect with her voice and the pitch, like were there weird frequencies? Or are my headphones just f*cked.

  • Shera Vinn
    Shera Vinn Day ago

    I love the videos, it'd be awesome if you guys could add subtitled manually for the closed captions instead of auto generated, since I'm hearing impaired and it makes it a bit difficult to know what you mean when the subtitles are wrong.

  • Indira CG
    Indira CG Day ago

    Why didn't she just use the same mold from the snickers video?

  • Elizabeth Siciliano

    Eating kit kats while watching

  • NiGHTSaturn
    NiGHTSaturn Day ago +1

    Brad doesn't seem to remember that this is gourmet makes! It's not supposed to taste exactly like the original product! It's all about making it better!

  • NiGHTSaturn
    NiGHTSaturn Day ago

    I wonder why they never tempered chocolate with a Microwave. Ann Reardon on How To Cook That has a whole video about it. Microwaves aren't fancy enough?

  • Asaad Malshy
    Asaad Malshy Day ago

    amazing cooking skills - 0 efficiency though.

  • S S
    S S Day ago +1

    something: goes wrong
    claire and every other astrology obsessed millennial: IS MERCURY IN RETROGRADE

  • Billy Hughes
    Billy Hughes Day ago

    Enrobe is such a great word, and how can something be too buttery. Not possible.

  • Kenndra Benoit
    Kenndra Benoit Day ago

    My new fave is Gabby 😂, more Gabby pls

  • MmmChezBurgerz
    MmmChezBurgerz Day ago

    Gaby's my favorite. XD

  • Federica Savuto
    Federica Savuto Day ago

    For the lefty righty situation, don't know if this will help, but in italy we use"il tempo stringe" which is a phrase for "clock is ticking" but the words mean "time tightens" so we remember that clockwise motions tighten bolts and screws etc.
    hope this will help somebody

  • VibrantComplex
    VibrantComplex 2 days ago

    how dare you nibble on that delicious twix incorrectly (you're meant to eat the caramel first then eat the biscuit bit)
    also, they do a white twix now woo

  • Ann Cecilia Gregory-Larson

    Gourmet makes suggestion, fruchocs or Tim tams biscuits.

  • Tom Kord
    Tom Kord 2 days ago

    Clockwise is Closed, and Anti-Clockwise is Anti-Closed.

  • DanTuber
    DanTuber 2 days ago

    She did well. Just the colour of the choc is very different.

  • Elizabeth Ayres
    Elizabeth Ayres 2 days ago

    Oh God, why am I enjoying this so much right now? !
    1) Claire.
    2) The Gin.

  • Blackdragon6
    Blackdragon6 2 days ago

    Peanut Butter twix is delicious you knobs!!!!

  • Salocinist
    Salocinist 2 days ago

    29:00 Claire's face when Brad came in was just like 20 emotions in half a second lmao

  • Leen Attia
    Leen Attia 2 days ago +20

    Brad: Can I smell it?
    *shoves face inside pan*

  • Bryce Webster
    Bryce Webster 2 days ago

    30:06 honey!?!?!? are they dating

  • Jacob C
    Jacob C 2 days ago

    the holes in the cookie are so that they cook all the way through.

  • Amber Webb
    Amber Webb 2 days ago

    i enjoyed the "righty tighty, lefty loosey" moment lol

  • Shion Akiyama
    Shion Akiyama 2 days ago

    Its kar-mol

  • Gommie
    Gommie 2 days ago

    You're not putting a cookie on the Caramel though. You're putting a biscuit on it.

  • deavle3
    deavle3 2 days ago +1

    Ideas for more candies. Try odd Asian snacks.

  • Grace Zentmeyer
    Grace Zentmeyer 2 days ago

    The "righty-tighty" thing to me, is which ever way is the top you spin to the right or left.

  • Chris Caron
    Chris Caron 2 days ago

    I agree with Christina about the Twix commercials, they always remind me of the into of the original Willy Wonka movie and i love it

  • Snapshots XOXO
    Snapshots XOXO 2 days ago +2

    Actually it is a biscuit bar...

  • pct87
    pct87 3 days ago +1

    They’ve officially done my three favorite Halloween candies. Twix, almond joy and kit kat. If I was good at baking, I’d make all of them for Halloween.

  • D Kelly
    D Kelly 3 days ago +1

    Can’t wait for payday or chewy bar, those don’t seem easy with the raisins in each square

  • Rikitikisiki
    Rikitikisiki 3 days ago +1

    Fun fact related to the description of this video: Twix was originally "Raider" in Finland. It is called Twix now though.

  • Kassidy Nelson
    Kassidy Nelson 3 days ago +4

    You should do either Milky Way or 3 Musketeers
    (Just for you Claire, you won't temper chocolate for these, no matter what Chris says)

  • natty rey
    natty rey 4 days ago

    Claire is just phenomenally relentless. Mad respect!

  • Matt y
    Matt y 4 days ago +1

    I love twix

  • Therealmichaela
    Therealmichaela 4 days ago

    21:43 the amount of joy on her face is life saving

  • Alex Haduch
    Alex Haduch 4 days ago +19

    Claire (and anyone else who struggles with the right/left to clockwise/counter-clockwise conversion): Envision you're driving a car and someone tells you to turn left. The direction you'd turn the steering wheel is what you would consider "lefty loosey." Think of it that way.

  • Ruby Jackson
    Ruby Jackson 4 days ago +2

    Claire is the only other person I’ve seen that shares my opinion on the “righty tighty” rhyme

  • Hawkface7
    Hawkface7 4 days ago +1

    CLAIRE! I used to have that exact same confusion with the lefty loosey righty tighty stuff! My boyfriend explained it to me.
    Say you are turning a circular knob, or opening a bottle, look at the TOP half of the knob/cap only! This is the part that goes left and right! And if you are looking at it from various angles, still look at the top half from your perspective.

    • Ruby Jackson
      Ruby Jackson 4 days ago

      That explains the rhyme, but I’d like to argue that the rhyme doesn’t include that instruction and is thus wrong.

  • Lily Fleming
    Lily Fleming 5 days ago +2

    You should make Andy’s mints

  • brizzleyoh
    brizzleyoh 6 days ago +1

    You should remake airheads

  • xDnB Raven
    xDnB Raven 6 days ago

    Idk man if i was there with Claire id tell her it was perfect cuz they're amazing I'm so proud of her

  • lily
    lily 6 days ago


  • gorillaau
    gorillaau 6 days ago +13

    "No after breakfast dessert! That's inappropriate."

  • RammC RammC
    RammC RammC 6 days ago

    They taste like plastic now.

  • Bekah Hunt
    Bekah Hunt 6 days ago

    I never liked the cookie when you eat it alone. cause I used to take all the layers apart. I do the same with milky ways.

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    eMo Miscellaneous 6 days ago


  • Emma D'Amico
    Emma D'Amico 6 days ago

    Do pop tarts!!

  • Lily Z
    Lily Z 7 days ago +3

    36:24 the way they pulled the caramel apart and all cheered and ate basically the exact same way,
    This is what “boys will be boys” should be. It’s so endearing to see how happy that made Clair and how she smile in between them. Nice job 👍🏼

  • XxNoellxX Lane
    XxNoellxX Lane 7 days ago +5

    Adam: " There cookies not candy. It's a cookie bar!" 0:08sec.
    Claire: " Every person here disagrees with you". 0:15sec.
    Twix Box: " Cookie bar ". 0:56sec.

  • ParenteGrande
    ParenteGrande 7 days ago

    Dear Claire, righty righty, lefty loosy basically means clockwise (righty) tightens (tighty) , counter-clockwise (lefty) loosens (loosy).

  • Alex P
    Alex P 7 days ago

    Hate Twix. Super sweet and unnatural mass market garbage.

  • Schrader
    Schrader 7 days ago +2

    36:24 I wanna see a movie with these two guys in the main roles.