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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  • quinn [REDACTED]
    quinn [REDACTED]  14 minutes back

    make the pastry chef make a pastry(ish thing)! stroopwaffles, mayhaps?? 👀👀

    • Xero
      Xero  29 minutes back

      "Nothing is too sour." Cosmo is my spirit animal.

      • Brook Gilmer
        Brook Gilmer  39 minutes back

        Claire!! I need you to make mellow creme pumpkins!! They're my favorite and I can't find a recipe anywhere.

        • boredofbasik
          boredofbasik  56 minutes back

          Is it just me ? I totally missed the " reading out ingredients " part !!!!

          • VoxNerdula
            VoxNerdula  1 hours back

            Claire wants the hard shaft

            • Sie rra
              Sie rra  2 hours back

              Maybe take a shot at making Tasykake butterscotch iced sponge cakes. Every northeastern person (as far as I know) knows about them.

              • Taylor Ceglarek
                Taylor Ceglarek  2 hours back

                She should make juicy drop pops 👀

                • Ingrida Galejs
                  Ingrida Galejs  2 hours back

                  Carla I love you girl but why would you name your son "Cosmo Lalli Music"

                  • Beauty Of Islam
                    Beauty Of Islam  3 hours back

                    Claire.. pls attempt to make gourmet bubble gum 😍

                    • Vi Dam
                      Vi Dam  4 hours back

                      Tim tams next!

                      • Paige Flynn
                        Paige Flynn  5 hours back

                        Gourmet goldfish

                        • nim
                          nim  5 hours back

                          Salivating while watching this 😵

                          • g p
                            g p  5 hours back

                            Honestly, I’ve wanted a dehydrator for a while but haven’t purchased one because I figured it had limited usage but thanks to Claire’s I see that it’s pretty useful for more than just dehydrated fruits and veg.

                            • Lady Lightning
                              Lady Lightning  6 hours back

                              I need Claire to make Combos. Please please please

                              • Maggie Pie
                                Maggie Pie  7 hours back

                                but what if she made slim jims

                                • dey drawings
                                  dey drawings  7 hours back

                                  girl, u gotta do kids cuisine

                                  • Megan Moretti
                                    Megan Moretti  7 hours back

                                    You should attempt Oreos or Mochi Ice Cream

                                    • Marc-André Demers
                                      Marc-André Demers  7 hours back

                                      omfg you're supposed to thicken them with *corn starch* -_-'

                                      • Barbara Heitz
                                        Barbara Heitz  7 hours back

                                        You should try it using Tart Cherry concentrate rather than juice

                                        • Marc-André Demers
                                          Marc-André Demers  7 hours back

                                          21:36 **pouts** "I think I might have to do some research"

                                          this pretty much sums up why this whole series is a dumpster fire

                                          • Tyra Bohnas
                                            Tyra Bohnas  8 hours back

                                            In my experience, anytime I soak gummies in alcohol they become an adult treat

                                            • Leanne Weber
                                              Leanne Weber  8 hours back

                                              You should make whoppers (malted milk balls)

                                              • Kaleb Scott
                                                Kaleb Scott  8 hours back


                                                MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
                                                Lemon Heads
                                                Cherry Twizzlers (the pull apart ones)

                                                • Serena Lyon
                                                  Serena Lyon  8 hours back

                                                  No one is gonna say anything about ROY GIB 😂😂 its ROY G BIV!!

                                                  • Jaimy Reeves
                                                    Jaimy Reeves  9 hours back

                                                    Please make smarties 😍

                                                    • Charles 1
                                                      Charles 1  9 hours back

                                                      Cosmo is a beast

                                                      • Rachel Price
                                                        Rachel Price  9 hours back

                                                        You should do a gourmet zebra cake like the little debbie one

                                                        • NO3-
                                                          NO3-  10 hours back

                                                          claire what should I name my 8th child I named my 7th kitchen and I am out of names

                                                        • Hello Kitty
                                                          Hello Kitty  10 hours back

                                                          Claire should make gourmet hostess cupcakes

                                                          • Niah Mason
                                                            Niah Mason  10 hours back

                                                            DO GOLDFISH

                                                            • Noah Hastings
                                                              Noah Hastings  11 hours back

                                                              Claire: "We're gonna make sour patch kids!"
                                                              Claire: "I made floss..."

                                                              • j b
                                                                j b  11 hours back

                                                                gourmet veggie strawssss

                                                                • Noah Hastings
                                                                  Noah Hastings  11 hours back

                                                                  So, citric acid is, in fact, acid. Acid can burn you, even in your mouth. Don't eat straight citric acid.

                                                                  • YennaYanna
                                                                    YennaYanna  11 hours back

                                                                    I need a Chocolatey Mint girl Scout cookie gourmet makes!

                                                                    • Jenna Wood
                                                                      Jenna Wood  12 hours back

                                                                      Sohla’s Clementine hat is amazing

                                                                      • Mad Slime
                                                                        Mad Slime  12 hours back

                                                                        It’s blue is blue raspberry and green is lime I don’t know red

                                                                        • Coffee Sandwich
                                                                          Coffee Sandwich  13 hours back

                                                                          My mouth was salivating the whole episode

                                                                          • Christy Taylor
                                                                            Christy Taylor  13 hours back

                                                                            Who hasn’t suggested NERDS yet???

                                                                            • Stuey Stulack
                                                                              Stuey Stulack  13 hours back

                                                                              Claire wears Big Bud Press!!!! I see that honeycomb tee ;^)

                                                                              • Ella Greenup
                                                                                Ella Greenup  13 hours back

                                                                                You should make Dots, the little gumdrop candy!!!

                                                                                • laura
                                                                                  laura  14 hours back

                                                                                  the strawberry sour patch are routinely slept on 🥵 they’re so good

                                                                                  • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                                    Nitrobuz Ae  14 hours back

                                                                                    You feel secure with a piano hinge. Like a weighted blanket.

                                                                                    • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                                      Nitrobuz Ae  14 hours back

                                                                                      Two words. Ginger Bread Cookies. Yes, I know that's three words.

                                                                                      • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                                        Nitrobuz Ae  15 hours back

                                                                                        "Other than they're in the shape of children"? God! Everything I love about Millennials going down a black hole at once. Otherwise, I love you quite fine.

                                                                                        • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                                          Nitrobuz Ae  15 hours back

                                                                                          "I don't like that they're in the shape of children." GOD! Everything I hate about Millennials going down a black hole at once. Otherwise, I love you.

                                                                                          • libbie gillies
                                                                                            libbie gillies  15 hours back

                                                                                            I wish she would do fruit roll ups

                                                                                            • Chandler Dixon
                                                                                              Chandler Dixon  15 hours back


                                                                                              • sunny0210
                                                                                                sunny0210  15 hours back

                                                                                                ok, so does brad have a girlfriend or Claire a boyfriend? because if not, they need to get married. They're my favorite thing together