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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  • Aidan Lunn
    Aidan Lunn Day ago

    I sound so dumb but how is Cosmo able to eat this with alcohol in it. It didnt burn off or anything. I know it's only a tiny amount. Can anyone explain haha I'm so dumb

  • brian ha
    brian ha Day ago

    Who’s kid is that?

  • kamilah
    kamilah Day ago

    Cosmo is such a chaotic lawful. Love it

  • Alexandre Pelletier

    Odd they’re not branded maynards in the states

  • iCach0
    iCach0 Day ago

    5:18 love how the light is hitting your eyes. you're gorgeous!

  • Ryan Moulder
    Ryan Moulder 2 days ago

    "Watermelon Felon" I love the editing on these oh my god

  • mylee
    mylee 2 days ago

    Claire reminds me of my aunt but in a good way.

  • Rowan Gallucci
    Rowan Gallucci 2 days ago

    i love her hair so much omg and her eyes???? like why is claire so pretty

  • Sam Adams
    Sam Adams 3 days ago

    I love the episodes with Cosmo!

  • j
    j 3 days ago


    *gives it a black and white slo-mo*

  • RandomRoulette
    RandomRoulette 5 days ago +1

    Takes a bunch of photos of Cosmo
    Claire: I just used the gingerbread man cutter.

  • Malayah Beal
    Malayah Beal 5 days ago

    Time for some *sour patch children*

  • montueswedthursfri
    montueswedthursfri 6 days ago

    THE DESCRIPTION adkgagja;gkg; 😂😂😂😂

  • Emmahat
    Emmahat 6 days ago

    «Oh! Just a lonely chicken hangin out!» That me

  • Soledad Callo
    Soledad Callo 6 days ago

    Cosmo’s photo shoot is legendary

  • s0ulzen
    s0ulzen 7 days ago

    The description. Omg.

  • Ayessa Jay
    Ayessa Jay 7 days ago

    Can you make gourmet swedish fish??

  • Aurora Ross
    Aurora Ross 8 days ago

    erin: sour patch kids aren't vegan
    the world: YES THEY ARE
    claire: *puts gelatin in sour patch kids*
    the world: ight imma head out

  • Aurora Ross
    Aurora Ross 8 days ago

    *soaks candy for children in 95% alcohol*

  • Kat The ratie
    Kat The ratie 8 days ago +1


  • Total Triss
    Total Triss 8 days ago

    "It's too sour."Drinks lemon water to neutralize.

  • maggie
    maggie 8 days ago

    are we not gonna talk abt how claire said "hot hot ! ........... that's my nephew." ahckshdksjsk

  • John Mooney
    John Mooney 8 days ago

    Casmo Lalli Music is an awesome name

  • Zayalla Fantasy
    Zayalla Fantasy 8 days ago

    Dylan should watch this xD

  • Annabelle Dionisio
    Annabelle Dionisio 8 days ago +23

    is everyone just going to ignore that Carla's child would eat a whole lime

  • Meredith Williams
    Meredith Williams 9 days ago

    love how the bowl of sour patch kids gets smaller & smaller

  • Ali Rana
    Ali Rana 9 days ago

    Is there any way to make these without the gelatin? The original doesnt have gelatin, and that's why I eat them. 😭 Making them without gelatin would be the real challenge.

    RIPZYEE 9 days ago

    Fun Fare Candy Experyment

  • Listoric
    Listoric 9 days ago

    That raw open chicken in the fridge just lets my inner Gordon Ramsey scream CROSS CONTAMINATION. Might be wrong though, don’t have any stars to my belt.

  • Sam Flanagan
    Sam Flanagan 10 days ago

    Also Tim Tams

  • Sam Flanagan
    Sam Flanagan 10 days ago

    Please make toxic waste
    (‘tis a sour candy)

  • Gabriela H.G.
    Gabriela H.G. 10 days ago

    I am literally Gaby

  • Mr. beasts Thompson
    Mr. beasts Thompson 10 days ago

    You should remake Black Forest gummy’s

  • Jax Skellington
    Jax Skellington 10 days ago

    ah yes, i love me some Acidic Chunk Lads

  • ヴィッキ
    ヴィッキ 10 days ago

    Andy is so fine. Can I have him?

  • Kaleb Hyatt
    Kaleb Hyatt 11 days ago

    Gaby’s Sour Dance 😂😂😂 2:12

  • Modeling and Acting
    Modeling and Acting 11 days ago

    You should do sweet tarts

  • Ferocious_Snail Roswell

    Shes really a dumb confectioner?

  • Daneisha Padilla
    Daneisha Padilla 12 days ago

    40:55 the most perfect and beautiful manicure I’ve ever seen

  • Adam Austin
    Adam Austin 12 days ago

    Claire made Sour Patch Adults.

  • Jason Miller
    Jason Miller 12 days ago

    haha, the stank and or "sour" face is awesome.
    I am weird...its almost a turn on. I am not a 290 reg...for real . Seriously.

  • Haya
    Haya 13 days ago

    Oh my god 42mins..? How many days did this one take 😂

  • unbothered kai
    unbothered kai 13 days ago


  • JazzYolo
    JazzYolo 14 days ago +1

    haven't you hear Babish's lecture on toast sweat, its the scourge of our times!

  • Carissa Barbour
    Carissa Barbour 14 days ago

    Your videos are the best. I really enjoy watching you figure things out. You’re amazing at what you do. I think it would be really cool to see you do sour punch straws!

  • frollard
    frollard 15 days ago

    having watched the how it's made - they're cast in cornstarch molds prepared for each batch by a monster machine. Liquid candy is poured into the temporary/disposable molds.

  • •_•
    •_• 15 days ago

    Gourmet Haagen-Dazs?

  • Raiye
    Raiye 15 days ago +1

    Is nobody going to talk about the description of this video because the author basically just won a short story contest in my opinion.

  • Elizabeth Black
    Elizabeth Black 16 days ago

    Most jelly candies are made using cornstarch moulds. The shapes are pressed into the cornstarch and then the jelly is poured in to each while it's still liquid. It also dries out the outer shell. But.... It's really interesting to watch Claire try to invent new ways of doing it haha

  • Oof Master 9000
    Oof Master 9000 17 days ago

    Me : *looks at thumbnail and see gourmet version of the sour patch kids* WHAT THS FRENCH FRIES IS THAT

  • Alexandra Young
    Alexandra Young 17 days ago

    Can you please make gourmet Popeyes candy sticks

  • Lihong Chen
    Lihong Chen 17 days ago +1

    Can you imagine Cosmo the Gen Z kid going to school and telling all his friends his mum is a famous TheXvidr

  • Viviene Mendoza
    Viviene Mendoza 17 days ago

    Claire’s laugh(sarcastically or truthful) makes my day😍😍

  • Brittany cruz
    Brittany cruz 17 days ago

    Do fruit roll ups!!!

  • Okuno Zankoku
    Okuno Zankoku 18 days ago +1

    "Brad Leone: Watermelon Felon"

  • Rocket Number 9
    Rocket Number 9 18 days ago

    Who kept thinking a sour patch cosmo was a gummy candy flavor based alcoholic drink?

  • Kayla A. Stephen
    Kayla A. Stephen 18 days ago

    Live footage of Claire giving babies fœtal alcohol syndrome.

  • Anthony
    Anthony 18 days ago

    Carla named her son after a seinfeld character

  • Destiny Monae
    Destiny Monae 18 days ago

    Literally eating the kids berry flavor