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

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  • 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  3 months ago +2372

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    • Sand Angels
      Sand Angels 5 days 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 Month ago

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

    • Erin W
      Erin W Month 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 :^)

    • Rachel Hicks
      Rachel Hicks 2 months ago

      PLEASE MAKE HALLOWEEN PILLSBURY COOKIES

  • iPyromantic
    iPyromantic 2 hours ago

    Claire: ~considering sucking chocolate through a straw~ ....No, it's unsanitary!
    TAKE YOUR NAIL POLISH OFF, THEN, WOMAN.

    • iPyromantic
      iPyromantic 2 hours ago

      Rhoda: ....it's clean enough, right?
      Claire: ~shrugs~
      WHYYYYYYYY

  • Alana Lewis
    Alana Lewis 8 hours ago +2

    Who else yawned when Claire was talking about yawning

  • NenaColada
    NenaColada 10 hours ago

    I need a version of this show for celiacs

  • Mi Hw
    Mi Hw 15 hours ago

    as a child i used to "peel off" the chocolate coating with my teeth lol jp kids things

  • Vale C
    Vale C 17 hours ago

    Is she in a relationship? asking for a friend

  • smollspooki
    smollspooki 17 hours ago

    i like how Claire casually writes down data with a chocolate pocky xD

  • Anna Carlsson
    Anna Carlsson 18 hours ago

    the yawning is evolutionary but its about the calming affect it has and its a way for (not only) humans to become calm as a group and being at the same "place" emotionaly :P

  • Im-Jeff
    Im-Jeff Day ago

    whoever edited that transition in 16:44 you a legend

  • Austin Galaxy
    Austin Galaxy Day ago

    Am I the only person who wishes they would like make these and sell them?

  • Nightingale A113
    Nightingale A113 Day ago +1

    Anyone else absolutely terrified that the board was gonna fall over?

  • kenzie
    kenzie Day ago

    anyone catch the passive aggressive do your dishes note @6:26

  • john doe
    john doe Day ago

    Her skin is flawless! and considering the stress of this show i'm shocked!

  • EAL
    EAL Day ago

    11:20 so pretty💖

  • Raf  Galdeano
    Raf Galdeano 2 days ago

    BUSCUIT AT 14:18

  • Marco Bering
    Marco Bering 2 days ago

    I woulda filled a piping bag with that tip on it, and just stuck the pocky sticks in there and pulled them back out.

  • jimin mochi
    jimin mochi 2 days ago

    i just love gaby’s reaction

  • Malissa Pathoomvanh
    Malissa Pathoomvanh 3 days ago

    OMG you should try and recreate Yan Yan :)

  • sorcerer art
    sorcerer art 3 days ago

    These "gourmet" versions of normal everyday snacks are so entertaining to watch!

  • Kks the animator
    Kks the animator 3 days ago

    contagious yawning is an empathy thing. A lot of sociopaths and psychopaths don't yawn when they see other people yawn.

  • Jim Jam
    Jim Jam 4 days ago +1

    00:55 WHAT?! 00:55

  • Linda Salgado
    Linda Salgado 4 days ago

    gabby: Ay lohv pohky!

  • glamourous.
    glamourous. 4 days ago

    8:38

  • phartattack
    phartattack 4 days ago

    In the animal world when an animal yawns it's a sign of submission like with the dogs if they have their tail up it's a sign of aggression... And the teeth thing to

  • phartattack
    phartattack 4 days ago

    P l E a s e!!
    CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-Stick! CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-STICK
    CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-Stick! CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-STICK
    CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-Stick! CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-STICK

  • Bekki Farmer
    Bekki Farmer 4 days ago

    I wanna see someone do a gourmet kinder chocolate tnh

  • Alex Daniel
    Alex Daniel 4 days ago

    So Japanese to have gender specific pocky

  • Tabitha Fox
    Tabitha Fox 5 days ago

    I love watching Claire hold two picky of different lengths and just... making them shorter with a grater because she isn’t holding the end not on the grater together. And then she is like well they still aren’t the same length

  • simplerview
    simplerview 5 days ago

    Does Chris really not desire to sit in a better chair?

  • Juan Reyes
    Juan Reyes 5 days ago

    Gabby is such an angel lol 😭

  • Bobbie Touch
    Bobbie Touch 6 days ago

    The person who wrote the description needs to get a raise

  • Ashton Colby
    Ashton Colby 6 days ago

    It’s okay Claire, I’ve never been to an IKEA.

  • Ian Zainea
    Ian Zainea 6 days ago

    Never heard of pocky

  • rnccx
    rnccx 7 days ago

    i was waiting for someone to try the almond pocky, my favvvv

  • Dead _ Inside
    Dead _ Inside 7 days ago

    14:19 hehehe.... ‘buscuit’

  • Psykel
    Psykel 8 days ago +1

    Pretty sure men’s Pocky is just a cigar wrapped in bacon.

  • James McGuire
    James McGuire 8 days ago

    I've never heard of pocky either Claire... Guess that makes 2 of us... ever... lol

  • Mimi Chicken
    Mimi Chicken 9 days ago

    I love pocky

  • Rinoa Goldstone
    Rinoa Goldstone 9 days ago

    Her hair is great you can't change my mind.

  • henry
    henry 9 days ago

    when she starts writing with a pocky stick

  • Korri Simpson
    Korri Simpson 9 days ago

    i want Pocky now bruhh

  • TroutOfOrder
    TroutOfOrder 10 days ago

    Is that grey hair really natural? Claire is like 30 wtf

  • oBrookley
    oBrookley 11 days ago +1

    15:28 made me yawn lmao

  • •_•
    •_• 11 days ago +1

    Gourmet Haagen-Dazs?

  • Will
    Will 11 days ago

    Claire Saffitz: The Pocky Fairy

  • Milkyz
    Milkyz 12 days ago

    Please make gourmet Takenoko no Sato

  • เมธาสิทธิ์ พุ่มสําเภา

    "Are you kidding?, I diffinitely age."
    That exactly what a vampire would have said

  • ur punk jade
    ur punk jade 12 days ago

    gaby is so cute

  • RJ RQ
    RJ RQ 12 days ago +1

    Gabby so polite in asking "Why on earth are you doing..." -- "Just...may I ask...."

  • Joseph
    Joseph 14 days ago

    Is it just me, or are the females manlier than most of the men in the test kitchen?

  • Stanley Yoo
    Stanley Yoo 14 days ago

    Thank goodness she didn't use the glue gun.

  • Mihai Oncescu
    Mihai Oncescu 14 days ago

    14:18 "Buscuit" Lmao

  • swagzilla3000
    swagzilla3000 14 days ago

    When the metal cone slid down the coated biscuit perfectly i let out an audible "ooooh"

  • N1ghtLight1
    N1ghtLight1 14 days ago

    Who else only heard of mikado

  • Shohei Ogami
    Shohei Ogami 15 days ago

    @2:06 The one she opened as "original chocolate" seemed like a Thai version or something, well at least definitely not an original Japanese version...I wonder if there's a flavor difference to them.

  • its breakfest Its breakfast

    Can you make this fillipino snack there called stickos thdy come in a bunch of fillipino flavors that you dont know but there so good you need to try them

  • NatTheBest
    NatTheBest 15 days ago

    the fact that she started writing with the chocolate

  • Freddy Thornton
    Freddy Thornton 15 days ago

    gaby is a national treasure

  • graceatbaker
    graceatbaker 16 days ago

    I LOVE Claire. And pocky. (Especially the micro-thin versions.)
    There’s a Korean version called Ppeppero (I’ve known it before pocky hit the market so...is that the OG?) and in the 90’s a bunch of middle school girls in Busan who created a fake holiday called “Ppeppero Day” that is commemorated on November 11. On Ppeppero day, friends give each other boxes of Ppeppero (or Pocky), and the companies that make these snacks totally capitalized on it and it’s highly marketed in Korea now. It’s basically an excuse to buy a ton of these snacks and share them and East a much of yummy chocolate covered pretzel sticks!

  • john camacho
    john camacho 16 days ago

    Clair is the cutest thing imaginable