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  16 hours back

      Bon Appétit Claire makes Sweetarts soft and chewy ropes!!

    • Vanessa Bell
      Vanessa Bell  2 days back

      Gourmet Takis!!!

    • T Stormer
      T Stormer  4 days back

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

    • mik
      mik  6 days back

      please please please Gourmet Pirouette wafers!

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin  6 days back

      @sinny k yes

  • red milk
    red milk  9 minutes back

    claire melts my f*ckin heart

    • OscarTorres
      OscarTorres  21 minutes back


      • nadita nad
        nadita nad  55 minutes back

        I know its not that good but well done Claire!! 🤟🏻🤟🏻👏🏻👏🏻

        • Yumna Ather
          Yumna Ather  2 hours back

          I think I like Christina and would love to see more of her

          • Shaelyn Parker
            Shaelyn Parker  4 hours back

            She should make tootsie rolls! Or lucky charms

            • sonson
              sonson  4 hours back

              Sugarpova tennis ball please

              • Reevnar
                Reevnar  8 hours back

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

                • Maritza
                  Maritza  8 hours back

                  18:41 I'm just a hole sir

                  • Kate Web
                    Kate Web  10 hours back

                    Can the next gourmet makes be Maltesers?

                    • Fee_fee 64
                      Fee_fee 64  11 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  11 hours back

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

                        • Katie Kubiak
                          Katie Kubiak  12 hours back

                          I wanna see her make Toffeefay!

                          • Anne-Marie Le
                            Anne-Marie Le  13 hours back

                            So no one is talking about the video description?

                            • 애니Mayshun
                              애니Mayshun  13 hours back

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

                              • VICTORIA S
                                VICTORIA S  14 hours back

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

                                • Emily Jean
                                  Emily Jean  14 hours back

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

                                  • eri
                                    eri  14 hours back

                                    They look gourmet

                                    • Kristina V
                                      Kristina V  15 hours back

                                      Can you make Gourmet Butterfinger?

                                      • Nicole
                                        Nicole  15 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  16 hours back

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

                                          • Annie Calhoon
                                            Annie Calhoon  16 hours back

                                            Tootsie rolls!!!!

                                            • eri
                                              eri  17 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  18 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  18 hours back

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

                                                  • Keziah Johnson
                                                    Keziah Johnson  19 hours back

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

                                                    • Jordan Ezell
                                                      Jordan Ezell  19 hours back

                                                      Gourmet Goldfish

                                                      • isabella
                                                        isabella  19 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  19 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  20 hours back

                                                            I like the classic ones

                                                            • Mason Smith
                                                              Mason Smith  20 hours back

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

                                                              • Lonnie. Schleper
                                                                Lonnie. Schleper  20 hours back

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

                                                                • Lizard x
                                                                  Lizard x  20 hours back

                                                                  claire should make reese’s pumpkins for halloween!!

                                                                  • PinknPurpleNyan
                                                                    PinknPurpleNyan  20 hours back

                                                                    You should make gourmet caramel ghirardelli bars >_<

                                                                    • Claire Zhu
                                                                      Claire Zhu  21 hours back

                                                                      try to make clif bars!

                                                                      • raul Bracamontes
                                                                        raul Bracamontes  22 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  22 hours back

                                                                          You should try making the fizzy soda can candies

                                                                          • Petra Kenny
                                                                            Petra Kenny  22 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  22 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  22 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  23 hours back

                                                                                  you should try to recreate milano cookies!

                                                                                  • Tuxedo Cat
                                                                                    Tuxedo Cat  24 hours back

                                                                                    I think a rock tumbler is a better idea.

                                                                                    • Kristina Marie
                                                                                      Kristina Marie  1 days back

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

                                                                                      • artistic Aperture
                                                                                        artistic Aperture  1 days back

                                                                                        14:02 ??????

                                                                                        • Abigail Duyssen
                                                                                          Abigail Duyssen  1 days back

                                                                                          whoppers are next

                                                                                          • Maria Bell
                                                                                            Maria Bell  1 days back

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

                                                                                            • Eliany Lugo
                                                                                              Eliany Lugo  1 days back

                                                                                              GOURMET CANDY CORN!!!

                                                                                              • Desirae
                                                                                                Desirae  1 days back

                                                                                                Gourmet candy corn, tis almost spooky season 🍁