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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  • Betsy Alvarez
    Betsy Alvarez  49 minutes back

    Chris Morocco's face when claire said it taste like cough medicine is everything

    • Crunky
      Crunky  2 hours back

      I wont watch this. Giver her good stuff to make, not stuff to anger and harass her!

      • Gemuuur
        Gemuuur  4 hours back

        You should try and make candy corn next

        • Edyn Greenly
          Edyn Greenly  6 hours back

          You should make fruit roll ups

          • ambar vasquez
            ambar vasquez  6 hours back

            please make gourmet nutter butters!

            • rmyc
              rmyc  6 hours back

              Clair is soo beautiful 😍 I wonder what's her age

              • elise restemayer
                elise restemayer  8 hours back

                make gourmet milano cookies

                • Sam Dragonborn
                  Sam Dragonborn  9 hours back

                  I wish there was a sour patch candy with the texture of the watermelon one and the pure sour flavor of the regular

                  • Rita N
                    Rita N  9 hours back

                    I hate the sour patch freeze it like taste alright but then it makes your throat and mouth feel cool ( its supposed to do that but just doesn't feel right ). Its just kinda weird.

                    • I’m Someone
                      I’m Someone  9 hours back

                      You have to make Kosher Dill pickles

                      • Eva Selena
                        Eva Selena  10 hours back

                        I didn’t realize I basically watched a whole Shane Dawson video. This is video is long

                        • Andrew Conlon
                          Andrew Conlon  11 hours back

                          Claire : soaks kids in alcohol
                          Me : uhh... is that legal?

                          • Old God Machinations
                            Old God Machinations  11 hours back

                            Claire should make EL Fudge cookies but each one should be in the likeness of the other Bon Appetit editors and have one of their catchphrases on the back of their respective cookies.

                            • light blue chameleon
                              light blue chameleon  11 hours back

                              I loved this episode, everyone is always so much fun 💖
                              (also gourmet hot nuts would be cool!!)

                              • MusicFreak 101
                                MusicFreak 101  11 hours back

                                I would buy these. I LOVE sour. So far no candy or natural sour thing (that I’ve tried) can make me pucker. I eat lemons as if they were oranges 😂

                                • Bryan Osuna
                                  Bryan Osuna  11 hours back

                                  Claire should try remaking dunk a roos

                                  • misspinkflamango
                                    misspinkflamango  12 hours back

                                    I would die for Cosmo, and that’s the truth.

                                    • alma horlock
                                      alma horlock  13 hours back

                                      couldn't you just make the pectin mixture with the citrus zests and juices, and just abandon the pith? the pith seems to be what's making it such weird consistencies

                                      • Michelle Moreno
                                        Michelle Moreno  13 hours back

                                        U should do Candy Corn next lol

                                        • peaches n cream
                                          peaches n cream  13 hours back

                                          awww bless cosmo 🥺

                                          • Cameron Playz
                                            Cameron Playz  13 hours back

                                            Guys I'm not saying this for the likes cuz I could care less I'm saying this because I want to see it...

                                            LIKE THIS COMMENT IF YOU WANNA SEE GOURMET TAKIS!!!

                                            • Daniela Gonzalez Sendra
                                              Daniela Gonzalez Sendra  13 hours back

                                              Please make fruit by the foot now!

                                              • PTPspdy29
                                                PTPspdy29  14 hours back

                                                Make a Cadbury Crunchie.

                                                • Luyna
                                                  Luyna  14 hours back

                                                  Do a gourmet moonpie <3

                                                  • Alicia Roberts
                                                    Alicia Roberts  14 hours back

                                                    Can you please make Wagon Wheels?

                                                    • Mary Robicheaux
                                                      Mary Robicheaux  15 hours back

                                                      anyone else think sour patch kids look like bears?

                                                      • Samantha  Blankenship
                                                        Samantha Blankenship  15 hours back

                                                        Kinder bueno

                                                        • Dena Hurley
                                                          Dena Hurley  15 hours back

                                                          how are we not going to acknowledge that without the coating they are literally swedish fish?

                                                          • Laura Hardy
                                                            Laura Hardy  16 hours back

                                                            Claire, please make Cadbury Eggs!

                                                            • Au.ThatsGold
                                                              Au.ThatsGold  16 hours back

                                                              Gourmet dippin dots please!! Lol

                                                              • Rose _GamesXx
                                                                Rose _GamesXx  16 hours back

                                                                Can u make CANDY CORNN PLEASE BTW I LOVE YOUR SHOWW

                                                                • Everly B
                                                                  Everly B  17 hours back

                                                                  Still waiting for gourmet Takis, fuego flavor exact.

                                                                  • something to keep the edge off

                                                                    Gourmet Little bites.

                                                                    • Sydne Wiederspan
                                                                      Sydne Wiederspan  17 hours back

                                                                      Claire should make War heads

                                                                      • my penis is unbelievably small, but

                                                                        She has to see claire fromthebonapetitestestkitchen

                                                                        • Jessica Mercado
                                                                          Jessica Mercado  17 hours back

                                                                          This was the most chaotic 40 minutes of my life 😂

                                                                          • Jane Zetkin
                                                                            Jane Zetkin  18 hours back

                                                                            The best one is actually the strawberry one.

                                                                            • itsdannyyyxd
                                                                              itsdannyyyxd  18 hours back

                                                                              Would you guys ever consider doing a gourmet protein bar and make it taste good? LOL

                                                                              • khaxjc1
                                                                                khaxjc1  18 hours back

                                                                                I have said it before and I'll say it again. Give Claire easy things. Things her skills readily allow her to make better. Not chocolate or candy. Its upsetting watching someone be upset

                                                                                • khaxjc1
                                                                                  khaxjc1  18 hours back

                                                                                  I have said it before and I'll say it again. Give Claire easy things. Things her skills readily allow her to make better. Not chocolate or candy. Its upsetting watching someone be upset

                                                                                  • The diary of Fharish Ahmed

                                                                                    Clare: Making Sour Patch Kids is hard...
                                                                                    Me: Tsk, Tsk... Tell me about it.... (while eating sour Chupa Chups)

                                                                                    • Zelmel
                                                                                      Zelmel  20 hours back

                                                                                      Rhoda is the true moral support foundation of this series.

                                                                                      • Zelmel
                                                                                        Zelmel  20 hours back

                                                                                        "190 proof grain alcohol" AND THEN CLAIRE GOT SUPREMELY DRUNK

                                                                                        • Chris & Danielle
                                                                                          Chris & Danielle  20 hours back

                                                                                          PEZ! Make PEZ next !!

                                                                                          • Christian Trunley
                                                                                            Christian Trunley  21 hours back

                                                                                            watermelon is the best!!

                                                                                            • Matthias Lee
                                                                                              Matthias Lee  21 hours back


                                                                                              • Agent Taeh
                                                                                                Agent Taeh  1 days back

                                                                                                In Germany we have something called Hanuta idk if you have that in Amerika aswell , its Really good Maybe you should Try it

                                                                                                • Lenny Thai
                                                                                                  Lenny Thai  1 days back