Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet M&M's | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 11 September 2019
  • Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet M&M's. M&M's are available in just about every color known to man, but there is one color that is objectively the best: green. Scientists have puzzled over this curiosity since the inception of M&M's in 1941. MIT Professor of Cognitive Sciences Dr. Bertrand Mathers has dedicated the entirety of his postdoctoral studies to this conundrum, labeling it the Green M&M Dilemma. With the dedicated assistance of researcher Loretta Marshall, Mathers has finally unveiled his ultimate theory on the subject. “After more than fifty years of sleepless nights, proposed and rejected ideas and quite a few cavities,” Dr. Mathers read from a lectern at an August 15, 2019 press conference, “My life’s work has finally reached its culmination. I have found the solution to the Green M&M Dilemma.” Dr. Mathers, never one to skimp on dramatics, spun around to face a chalkboard covered by a red velvet curtain. Pulling it aside, he revealed his grand solution: ‘The color green is the best color, so therefore green M&M’s are the best M&M’s.’ A stunned silence in the crowd was quickly following by a standing ovation lasting over five minutes. Finally, as the applause died down, Dr. Mathers, red-cheeked and clutching a bottle of celebratory champagne, added: “And now we begin our studies into why blue M&M’s are definitely the next best M&M’s!”
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   2 weeks back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • Little Creek Trousdale
      Little Creek Trousdale  9 hours back

      Bon Appétit Claire makes Sweetarts soft and chewy ropes!!

    • Vanessa Bell
      Vanessa Bell  1 days back

      Gourmet Takis!!!

    • T Stormer
      T Stormer  4 days back

      can i get a claire for pocket use and cutes??

    • mik
      mik  5 days back

      please please please Gourmet Pirouette wafers!

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin  5 days back

      @sinny k yes

  • Reevnar
    Reevnar  2 hours back

    This looks like way too much work to make gourmet M&M's.

    • Maritza
      Maritza  2 hours back

      18:41 I'm just a hole sir

      • Kate Web
        Kate Web  4 hours back

        Can the next gourmet makes be Maltesers?

        • Fee_fee 64
          Fee_fee 64  4 hours back

          You need a bingo ball rolling cage with a plastic holed lining. It’s mini and you can control the speed. Then someone spins it while you continually spray

          • Mackenzie Neil
            Mackenzie Neil  5 hours back

            It would be so cool to see Claire make a natural flavoured Jolly Rancher

            • Katie Kubiak
              Katie Kubiak  6 hours back

              I wanna see her make Toffeefay!

              • Anne-Marie Le
                Anne-Marie Le  6 hours back

                So no one is talking about the video description?

                • 애니Mayshun
                  애니Mayshun  6 hours back

                  No more chocolate recipes for Claire! Just have her make pastry stuff!!

                  • VICTORIA S
                    VICTORIA S  7 hours back

                    I think Claire should try to do jellybeans next I think it would be a very interesting video.

                    • Emily Jean
                      Emily Jean  8 hours back

                      Fun fact. The "m" on the "m&m's" is actually just editable paper!

                      • eri
                        eri  8 hours back

                        They look gourmet

                        • Kristina V
                          Kristina V  8 hours back

                          Can you make Gourmet Butterfinger?

                          • Nicole
                            Nicole  9 hours back

                            And please stop giving Claire these small lil makes Claire miserable because she wants it to be perfect...but she isn't a factory that can mass produce these!!

                            • Mak Shima
                              Mak Shima  9 hours back

                              Wrong. The best M&M is the peanut butter M&M.

                              • Annie Calhoon
                                Annie Calhoon  10 hours back

                                Tootsie rolls!!!!

                                • eri
                                  eri  11 hours back

                                  I would doubt it when someone says artificial food colorings are dangerous. It's a common place to promote chemophobia, mainly by people who want to sell other "natural" alternatives.

                                  • Grandmaster
                                    Grandmaster  11 hours back

                                    No sign of peanut butter M&M's!?! The only candy that I eat will never be featured on the show I guess.

                                    • Amanda Albrecht
                                      Amanda Albrecht  12 hours back

                                      I'm very thankful for the compilation of Claire tempering chocolate.

                                      • Keziah Johnson
                                        Keziah Johnson  12 hours back

                                        Claire: It's a month old
                                        Chris: *INSTANT regret*

                                        • Jordan Ezell
                                          Jordan Ezell  13 hours back

                                          Gourmet Goldfish

                                          • isabella
                                            isabella  13 hours back

                                            So I went to visit Suriname and I ate something called krupuk and it didn't have that many ingredients so you should try and if you don't find I could send you a vid but you should really try because is delicious.

                                            • C*60s
                                              C*60s  13 hours back

                                              The next Claire series needs to be a series where she travels first class to Europe, tasting the world's most amazing fine foods and wines in ultimate luxury settings were she is totally pampered.

                                              She deserves it.

                                              • Rania Dada
                                                Rania Dada  13 hours back

                                                I like the classic ones

                                                • Mason Smith
                                                  Mason Smith  13 hours back

                                                  The candy coating is going to be more powdery than like crack

                                                  • Lonnie. Schleper
                                                    Lonnie. Schleper  13 hours back

                                                    Claire should of sprayed into salad spinner to coat m&m's

                                                    • Lizard x
                                                      Lizard x  13 hours back

                                                      claire should make reese’s pumpkins for halloween!!

                                                      • PinknPurpleNyan
                                                        PinknPurpleNyan  13 hours back

                                                        You should make gourmet caramel ghirardelli bars >_<

                                                        • Claire Zhu
                                                          Claire Zhu  15 hours back

                                                          try to make clif bars!

                                                          • raul Bracamontes
                                                            raul Bracamontes  15 hours back

                                                            her eyes are huge and expressive, like u can see when she's happy, spacey, close to going crazy just waiting for someone to murder and make into a candy, u can see it all. I swear Claire is a anime character come to life

                                                            • Anastasia Barbee
                                                              Anastasia Barbee  15 hours back

                                                              You should try making the fizzy soda can candies

                                                              • Petra Kenny
                                                                Petra Kenny  15 hours back

                                                                I know its an English biscuit but I think "Jammie Dodgers" could be fun to make. The little heart in them is really cute!

                                                                • NOCAREBEAR
                                                                  NOCAREBEAR  16 hours back

                                                                  The carnauba wax probably has a lot to do with not only making the m&m shiny but probably adds to the crisp hard outer shell. I think doing the color coat in the tumbler like the original is done would add to the depth of crispness.

                                                                  • NOCAREBEAR
                                                                    NOCAREBEAR  16 hours back

                                                                    The carnauba wax probably has a lot to do with not only making the m&m shiny but probably adds to the crisp hard outer shell. I think doing the color coat in the tumbler like the original is done would add to the depth of crispness.

                                                                    • Lauren Gonzalez
                                                                      Lauren Gonzalez  17 hours back

                                                                      you should try to recreate milano cookies!

                                                                      • Tuxedo Cat
                                                                        Tuxedo Cat  17 hours back

                                                                        I think a rock tumbler is a better idea.

                                                                        • Kristina Marie
                                                                          Kristina Marie  18 hours back

                                                                          I had to go out and buy peanut m&m after watching this, so good.

                                                                          • artistic Aperture
                                                                            artistic Aperture  18 hours back

                                                                            14:02 ??????

                                                                            • Abigail Duyssen
                                                                              Abigail Duyssen  19 hours back

                                                                              whoppers are next

                                                                              • Maria Bell
                                                                                Maria Bell  19 hours back

                                                                                PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO CANDY CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU REMAKE MY FAVORITE FALL CANDY!!!!

                                                                                • Eliany Lugo
                                                                                  Eliany Lugo  20 hours back

                                                                                  GOURMET CANDY CORN!!!

                                                                                  • Desirae
                                                                                    Desirae  20 hours back

                                                                                    Gourmet candy corn, tis almost spooky season 🍁

                                                                                    • Francie Brown
                                                                                      Francie Brown  21 hours back

                                                                                      Do yodels!!

                                                                                      • Francie Brown
                                                                                        Francie Brown  21 hours back

                                                                                        I feel like maybe coloring the royal icing would have made a smoother more even colored layer than the airbrush

                                                                                        • Tara Varadarajan
                                                                                          Tara Varadarajan  22 hours back

                                                                                          Hostess cupcakes or goldfish!!!

                                                                                          • Noor  Imran
                                                                                            Noor Imran  22 hours back

                                                                                            How about gourmet Hershey's cookies and cream?

                                                                                            • János Nyilas
                                                                                              János Nyilas  23 hours back

                                                                                              Please do Grourmet Makes Marlenka!!!🙏🙏🙏

                                                                                              • Chloe Won
                                                                                                Chloe Won  23 hours back

                                                                                                Pirate booty or nerds?