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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Ferrero Rocher | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Ferrero Rocher | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Ok, so Ferrero Rocher chocolates are pretty gourmet already. We get it. But couldn't they be even more gourmet? Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet-ier version of Ferrero Rocher, everybody's favorite Italian, hazelnut-filled chocolates.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Ferrero Rocher | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Reese's Pieces, Reese's Miniature Cups, Reese's Sticks, Reese's Big Cups, Reese's Big Cups Stuffed with Crunchy Cookie, Reese's Big Cups Stuffed with Reese's Pieces(!), Reese's Pumpkins and a million other Reese's variants. But there shall only be one Reese's product that Claire gourmet-izes: the classic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Reese's.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pringles | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pringles. They're the miraculously not greasy potato chips that come in a tube. They're also the original duck face. Join Claire Saffitz as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Pringles! And lest we forget: once you pop the fun don't stop.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Beans | Bon Appétit

If Chris is the undisputed Test Kitchen super-taster, then Gaby is easily the jelly bean super-taster. Seriously, how did she guess Dr. Pepper? Impossible! Anyway, join pastry chef (and can we call her The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon co-host?) Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Jelly Belly jelly beans. This episode is 48 minutes long, so grab a stress ball and tuck in.
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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make a Gourmet Twinkie | Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit's Senior Food Editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz attempts to make a gourmet Twinkie without the hard-to-pronounce chemical ingredients. The first test is Genoise cake, an Italian sponge cake. For the creamy filling, Claire uses 7 minute frosting. The second test is yellow cake and buttercream filling. Next comes chiffon cake, a light cake that uses vegetable oil. Finally, with some help from Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone, Claire decides to Frankenstein the recipe.

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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make a Gourmet Twinkie | Bon Appetit

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

How many of you experience sense memory when you think about eating Warheads when you were kids? You know, that sour feeling on the back of your tastebuds? Well, pastry chef Claire Saffitz is setting out to recreate that sensation as she attempts to make gourmet Warheads.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Warheads | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Bagel Bites | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

In middle school, pastry chef Claire Saffitz basically subsisted on an all-Bagel Bite diet. But will she like them as an adult or is the magic gone? As Alex Delany puts it, they're not good, but you still want more. Join Claire in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of her childhood go-to, Bagel Bites.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Bagel Bites | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Instant Ramen | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Claire. Is. Back. AGAIN. And this time she is attempting to make gourmet instant ramen. Everybody loves instant ramen, with its ludicrously salty, umami-rich spice packets and its impossibly wavy fried noodle bricks. Can Claire make a fancy version of this 70%-of-your-daily-sodium snack?
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Instant Ramen | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

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

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

Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Cheetos | Bon Appétit

You love Cheetos. But do you know how to make them? Pastry chef Claire Saffitz goes on a 3-day experiment to make and improve on Gourmet Cheetos!

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

Alright, look. We're warning you now. Don't mix Mentos and Coke at home unless you want to spend way too long cleaning up afterwards. Anyway, making Mentos should be just like making Skittles, right? So this shouldn't take too long... hmm.
Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes gourmet Mentos.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Mentos | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

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

How do they make those perfect rrridges in Ruffles? Well, that's the question Claire has to answer, isn't it? Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Ruffles.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Ruffles | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

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

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

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

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

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Girl Scout Cookies | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. That's right, Claire's making Girl Scout Cookies. Did you know the Girl Scouts started selling cookies back in 1917? But it wasn't until 1951 that the Thin Mint, the cookie most synonymous with the Girl Scouts, was introduced and swept the country like a tidal wave. And now here we are, in the Test Kitchen, watching Claire make them herself. What a time to be alive.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

We bought the Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the beginning of the video at Penn Station. Normally, we'd advise you to never ingest anything that has at any point entered or left Penn Station (for your health and safety), but we always make an exception for Krispy Kreme. And this is solely because there is only one Krispy Kreme location in New York City. Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Skittles | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Claire Saffitz takes on another challenge, this time to recreate the tastes of the rainbow... Skittles, Gourmet-style.

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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Skittles | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Combos | Bon Appétit

While we have a list of ingredients, nobody really knows how Combos are made. There is little to no information about Combos on the internet, which begs the question: what are they hiding? But not to worry, pastry chef Claire Saffitz is on the case! Join her as she attempts to unpack this mystery and make gourmet Combos!
*The Washing Soda used in this recipe is not recommended for general regular consumption*
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Combos | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pizza Rolls | Bon Appétit

Gooey inside, crispy outside. That's a pizza roll. (Also, burning the heck out of the roof of your mouth). Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Totino's Pizza Rolls.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pizza Rolls | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Twizzlers | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Twizzlers come in just about every flavor under the sun, but Claire only has one goal in mind: make a gourmet version of everyone's favorite. That's right -- the original, cherry-ish flavored Twizzler.

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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Twizzlers | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

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