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

  • Published on Aug 20, 2019
  • Claire Saffitz had never had Pocky before. And then one day in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen her life changed forever. Her eyes are open and now she has ascended to Pocky level: Tsubu Tsubu (Strawberry Flakes), a level that it usually takes decades to reach. With her work in making a gourmet version of four flavors of Pocky - Chocolate, Matcha, Cookies & Cream and Strawberry Flakes - she is quickly climbing ever upwards in the Pocky Movement. Join Claire as she seeks Pocky Perfection.
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  5 months ago +2447

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    • Shiemee Marino
      Shiemee Marino 18 days ago

      Please make meiji yan yan, and or hello panda or philippine's iced gem

    • Sand Angels
      Sand Angels Month ago

      Dont feel bad, Claire. I grew up and currently live in Oklahoma and Ive never heard of Pocky either. Even when I lived in Indiana for 11 years I never heard of Pocky. In fact, I never heard of Pocky before watching this video.

    • Katie H
      Katie H 2 months ago

      Does Claire have a blog. I need to know her skincare routine and where she buys her earrings.

    • Erin W
      Erin W 3 months ago

      next time maybe do the initial dip of biscuit through the pastry piping tip and then pull back out instead of having to clean it each time :^)

  • SpookS
    SpookS 10 hours ago

    The crew gassing Claire up at random times is one of my favorite things on the planet

  • Quratul Ain
    Quratul Ain 15 hours ago


  • KitKatxK
    KitKatxK Day ago

    Who want's to break the news to Claire that all that effort was completely unnecessary as pocky released a thick dip pocky a few years back. She legit could have just dunked them and let them set and they would have been the same. XD

  • Anna and Cam
    Anna and Cam Day ago

    Make a KitKat

    • Anna and Cam
      Anna and Cam Day ago

      I’ve tried to make a Kitcat before and it was very difficult I think that this would be a very good challenge

  • Leeann Albritton

    I eat them and thay are very good and I just ate some

  • Netta Elsner
    Netta Elsner Day ago

    Am I the only one that really wants another show with Becky? I absolutely LOVE her! every appearance she has in every episode makes me smile! she is such a positive person! and of course I love the show! watch every episode!!

  • Isabel Elliott
    Isabel Elliott Day ago

    Can we just talk about how cute gabi is

  • // Sensitive lil Fox //

    Day 3
    Claire: so it’s been almost a week

  • Thomas Takeshita

    For someone who hates tempering chocolate, Claire sure is a pastry chef.

  • Drew M
    Drew M Day ago

    I was told something similar about yawns, except it's more about fitting in with the group than anything to do with baring teeth. That may be why we smile, a friendly baring of the teeth...

  • Libby Delao
    Libby Delao Day ago

    We actually didn’t have pocky in stl for a while until recently

  • Atlanta Petty
    Atlanta Petty 2 days ago

    What about veggie straws

    ADRIAN GUTIERREZ 2 days ago

    lmao can i hug you

  • Muhyadin Rasmi
    Muhyadin Rasmi 3 days ago

    Did anyone else notice she used the Pocky as a pencil at 5:53

  • Halah AlSabi
    Halah AlSabi 3 days ago

    Oh god I love gaby

  • c y
    c y 4 days ago

    the best flavour is almond chocolate

  • Ricardo Castellanos
    Ricardo Castellanos 4 days ago

    How old is Clare

  • Bob Zmuda
    Bob Zmuda 4 days ago

    honestly love her grey stripe

  • johann adams
    johann adams 4 days ago

    I feel your pain Claire. I grew up in Tulsa and this video is the first time I've ever even heard of a Pocky.

  • Arariel3
    Arariel3 5 days ago

    Hot pepper Pocky!

  • Arariel3
    Arariel3 5 days ago

    I haven't finished watching, but I'm brainstorming with you. Did you consider a salt water dip/bath, as in pretzel cooking? I'll continue to watch to find out! *smile*

  • arbitrary
    arbitrary 5 days ago

    14:21 buscuit
    no hate, i love the series, i just noticed it and giggled. props to the editors for editing A LOt of footage into 35 mins.

  • Sophia Ellis
    Sophia Ellis 5 days ago

    are we gonna ignore the fact that claire was writing her notes with a pocky?

  • Cheye B.
    Cheye B. 5 days ago

    s t r a b r r y

  • Olivia Cantu
    Olivia Cantu 5 days ago

    Was that just me or was she writing with a Pocky

  • Something at any rate, probably

    I love how Claire's hair gets grayer and grayer throughout the episode

  • Alannah Eastern
    Alannah Eastern 6 days ago

    Favorite series, so addicting

  • Alannah Eastern
    Alannah Eastern 6 days ago

    I love Gabi!!!

  • Autumn Fox
    Autumn Fox 7 days ago

    Anyone else notice the magically moving can at 25:53?

  • Cindy S
    Cindy S 7 days ago

    Nobody in America ever heard of POCKY. So stop trying to make globalism happen. It's a JAPANESE crap food and even if you found it in American stores like the occasional Walmart, it was on the INTERNATIONAL aisle. Bleh.

  • BrittaBarricade
    BrittaBarricade 7 days ago

    The absolute satisfaction of this moment: 19:09 *chef's kiss*

  • gogreen2496
    gogreen2496 8 days ago +1

    I love you the foam board is now a part of the official recipe 😂

  • M Daze
    M Daze 8 days ago

    Pocky is like tiny breadsticks - with grill marks.

  • Luke Lillich
    Luke Lillich 9 days ago

    I wasted half an hour of time for me to sleep before school tomorrow watching somebody making a candy I rarely eat because it is expensive where I live due to shipping and quantity

  • Crosby Cruz
    Crosby Cruz 9 days ago

    the reason yawns are contagious is because of empathy.

  • Lou Querido
    Lou Querido 9 days ago

    19:10 is like the bes part

  • Seth Smith
    Seth Smith 10 days ago +1

    Rewatching this because I've gone through 6 boxes this past week and am currently finishing off my 7th right now 😹😹😹 I have a problem 0_O

  • Maximum Altima
    Maximum Altima 10 days ago

    I love Gabs 😂😂

  • Ana Júlia Marinho
    Ana Júlia Marinho 10 days ago

    I thought the guy at the end was about to pass out and let me tell you my heart was racing

  • Banana Bonanza
    Banana Bonanza 10 days ago +1

    Did she just used a pocky to write--

  • Juliette
    Juliette 10 days ago

    These are called "Mikados" in Europe!!

  • Strawberry Pine
    Strawberry Pine 11 days ago

    ive never had pocky

  • Susan
    Susan 11 days ago

    She really couldn't let the 'man pocky' thing go huh.

  • z
    z 11 days ago

    i got sooo anxious that someone would knock the board over while they were drying

  • Megan Krimminger
    Megan Krimminger 13 days ago +1

    HOLD THE PHONE!!!!!!!! Did Claire write with the Pocky stick???????

  • Andrew Markus
    Andrew Markus 13 days ago

    She left Pocky for Christina, and that just made my hear so happy. When she got all excited about eating Pocky for the first time, I literally went to walmart at almost midnight and bought the ones i could find so i could come back and eat some while watching.

  • David Kling
    David Kling 13 days ago

    Did she read the ingredients? I think i missed it if she did.

    • David Kling
      David Kling 11 days ago

      @Ivergree so, yes, i did miss it, lol, thanks!

    • Ivergree
      Ivergree 11 days ago

      She did. 05:27

  • GeekyNerd54
    GeekyNerd54 13 days ago +1

    The gray hair looks classy on her tho

    • Cindy S
      Cindy S 7 days ago

      It's a birthmark.

  • aricka young
    aricka young 13 days ago

    u know whats funny hers look way better

  • Bakoobie
    Bakoobie 14 days ago

    Banana choc is fire

  • carlee elizabeth
    carlee elizabeth 15 days ago

    claire's joy when she tries the pocky for the first time :')

    • carlee elizabeth
      carlee elizabeth 15 days ago


  • Joshua Phan
    Joshua Phan 16 days ago

    25:17 did anybody see that the picky slightly bending when she put it up against the fan?

  • ishitha rehan
    ishitha rehan 17 days ago

    That white hair is natural?

  • Nightshade
    Nightshade 17 days ago

    I would not waste so much time on this. This is the type of candy that is better bought in stores.

  • Gelo Go
    Gelo Go 17 days ago

    That what though makes me laugh

  • Ova9000
    Ova9000 18 days ago

    I've only ever had Mikado, I've never seen Pocky in UK/Ireland. Are they the same thing or different brands?

    • McDucky
      McDucky 15 days ago

      Mikado is the European branding of Pocky (for some reason)

  • Shiemee Marino
    Shiemee Marino 18 days ago

    Please make meiji yan yan

  • HahaBearsDrinkPepsi
    HahaBearsDrinkPepsi 18 days ago

    Every time I watch these, they never feel like over half an hour

  • Jamie Thynne
    Jamie Thynne 18 days ago +2

    Her little laugh every episode when she is carrying all of the original product