Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Sour Patch Kids | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 09 October 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 • 9 277

  • Maya Achab
    Maya Achab  5 hours back

    “Hot, Hot. It’s my nephew”

    • Alana Ludlow
      Alana Ludlow  5 hours back

      You should try making the whopper candy!

      • miapia17
        miapia17  6 hours back

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

        • Brady McDonald
          Brady McDonald  10 hours back

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

          • Coolduderules12
            Coolduderules12  12 hours back

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

            • Audrey Kert
              Audrey Kert  18 hours back

              Nothing is too sour

              I know I can be too *salty*

              • Keely Driscoll
                Keely Driscoll  20 hours back

                Please make gourmet TimTams!!!

                • hadiy101
                  hadiy101  20 hours back

                  It’s a sour patch adult 😬

                  • Weaver Oznerol
                    Weaver Oznerol  23 hours back

                    Claire : “Don’t show this part.”

                    Editor : Shows it again, in slow motion, in black and white with dramatic music.

                    • BTSarmychild
                      BTSarmychild  24 hours back

                      23:59 recognizing that she made a chemical.

                      • Amelia Harrop-Davies
                        Amelia Harrop-Davies  1 days back

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

                        • Malik
                          Malik  1 days back

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

                          • Danny Przedpelski
                            Danny Przedpelski  1 days back

                            Naming your kid cosmo is kinda stupid not gonna lie

                            • Joshua A. Grotheer
                              Joshua A. Grotheer  1 days back

                              Did I miss the ingredients list or?

                              • Sierra sunshine
                                Sierra sunshine  2 days back

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

                                • Keven Jones
                                  Keven Jones  2 days back

                                  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  2 days back

                                      Gourmet kit kats

                                      • MrFluckerz
                                        MrFluckerz  2 days back

                                        Wait is Gabby the only test kitchen manager?

                                        • LuckyDaDog Studios
                                          LuckyDaDog Studios  2 days back

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

                                          • Tristan Kim
                                            Tristan Kim  2 days back

                                            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  2 days back

                                                Brad and clair should dateeee

                                                • Kary J.
                                                  Kary J.  2 days back

                                                  Was the little guy named after Cosmo Kramer?

                                                  • Beenyx
                                                    Beenyx  2 days back

                                                    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  2 days back

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

                                                      • DeeQAwakened
                                                        DeeQAwakened  2 days back

                                                        Ever clear was my drink in college 😂.

                                                        • Shamona Lisa
                                                          Shamona Lisa  3 days back

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

                                                          • Nadiah Ortega
                                                            Nadiah Ortega  3 days back

                                                            You should do gourmet makes fruit gushers

                                                            • Encysted
                                                              Encysted  3 days back

                                                              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
                                                                SOFIE EVANS  3 days back

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

                                                                • Cosmic Anims
                                                                  Cosmic Anims  3 days back

                                                                  "nothing is too sour"

                                                                  m e

                                                                  • virginia Monasterio
                                                                    virginia Monasterio  3 days back

                                                                    Oml gaby’s apron has mafalda im dying

                                                                    • Kaitlin
                                                                      Kaitlin  3 days back

                                                                      the video description was an emotional roller coaster

                                                                      • Jackie Prasad
                                                                        Jackie Prasad  4 days back

                                                                        Are you a professional chef 👩‍🍳

                                                                        • Andrea Barrios
                                                                          Andrea Barrios  4 days back

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

                                                                          • bakarangerpinku
                                                                            bakarangerpinku  4 days back

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

                                                                            • Eryka
                                                                              Eryka  4 days back

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

                                                                              • tales passos
                                                                                tales passos  4 days back

                                                                                WHY THE SLABS OF CANDY GELATIN @ 35:05 LOOK LIKE GIANT AIR HEADS

                                                                                • Better Worse
                                                                                  Better Worse  4 days back

                                                                                  >too sour
                                                                                  >lemme drink some lemon water


                                                                                  • Toby Anderson
                                                                                    Toby Anderson  4 days back

                                                                                    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 <3

                                                                                    • armd
                                                                                      armd  4 days back

                                                                                      please do haribo gummy bear.

                                                                                      • Mariana Lozano
                                                                                        Mariana Lozano  4 days back

                                                                                        I'm the Cosmo of spicy food; "nothing is too spicy."

                                                                                        That kid is so cute and adorable and we need to see him more!

                                                                                        • Carolyn Joyce
                                                                                          Carolyn Joyce  4 days back

                                                                                          Can we please have children on every show 😂

                                                                                          • Utku Noyan
                                                                                            Utku Noyan  4 days back

                                                                                            Claire: Don't show this part.
                                                                                            Editor: I'mma ruin this womans whole carrier.

                                                                                            • Fil Am
                                                                                              Fil Am  5 days back

                                                                                              So...half sour Saffitz likes sour...

                                                                                              • Alec Langer
                                                                                                Alec Langer  5 days back

                                                                                                Swedish fish?

                                                                                                • clara carvalho
                                                                                                  clara carvalho  5 days back

                                                                                                  I am the only one disappointment for the apples have plastic packaging? Like really, apples don’t to be wrapped in plastic and a big YouTube channel like Bon appetit should give the example (you have millions of persons who watched yours videos). Plastic is bad for the planet, a real problem right now (specially single use plastic like in this case) everyone should do they best for save our planet. And demand at producer/brand that you buy apples that you want buy apples with no packaging and if they say no just change for another company

                                                                                                  Do better, there’s no other planet for Humans 💚💚💚💚♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍