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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  • Sie rra
    Sie rra  15 minutes 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  44 minutes back

      She should make juicy drop pops 👀

      • Ingrida Galejs
        Ingrida Galejs  45 minutes back

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

        • Beauty Of Islam
          Beauty Of Islam  1 hours back

          Claire.. pls attempt to make gourmet bubble gum 😍

          • Vi Dam
            Vi Dam  2 hours back

            Tim tams next!

            • Paige Flynn
              Paige Flynn  3 hours back

              Gourmet goldfish

              • nim
                nim  3 hours back

                Salivating while watching this 😵

                • g p
                  g p  4 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  5 hours back

                    I need Claire to make Combos. Please please please

                    • Maggie Pie
                      Maggie Pie  5 hours back

                      but what if she made slim jims

                      • dey drawings
                        dey drawings  5 hours back

                        girl, u gotta do kids cuisine

                        • Megan Moretti
                          Megan Moretti  5 hours back

                          You should attempt Oreos or Mochi Ice Cream

                          • Marc-André Demers
                            Marc-André Demers  5 hours back

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

                            • Barbara Heitz
                              Barbara Heitz  5 hours back

                              You should try it using Tart Cherry concentrate rather than juice

                              • Marc-André Demers
                                Marc-André Demers  5 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  6 hours back

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

                                  • Leanne Weber
                                    Leanne Weber  6 hours back

                                    You should make whoppers (malted milk balls)

                                    • Kaleb Scott
                                      Kaleb Scott  6 hours back


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

                                      • Serena Lyon
                                        Serena Lyon  7 hours back

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

                                        • Jaimy Reeves
                                          Jaimy Reeves  7 hours back

                                          Please make smarties 😍

                                          • Charles 1
                                            Charles 1  7 hours back

                                            Cosmo is a beast

                                            • Rachel Price
                                              Rachel Price  7 hours back

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

                                              • NO3-
                                                NO3-  8 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  8 hours back

                                                Claire should make gourmet hostess cupcakes

                                                • Niah Mason
                                                  Niah Mason  8 hours back

                                                  DO GOLDFISH

                                                  • Noah Hastings
                                                    Noah Hastings  9 hours back

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

                                                    • j b
                                                      j b  9 hours back

                                                      gourmet veggie strawssss

                                                      • Noah Hastings
                                                        Noah Hastings  10 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  10 hours back

                                                          I need a Chocolatey Mint girl Scout cookie gourmet makes!

                                                          • Jenna Wood
                                                            Jenna Wood  10 hours back

                                                            Sohla’s Clementine hat is amazing

                                                            • Mad Slime
                                                              Mad Slime  10 hours back

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

                                                              • Coffee Sandwich
                                                                Coffee Sandwich  11 hours back

                                                                My mouth was salivating the whole episode

                                                                • Christy Taylor
                                                                  Christy Taylor  12 hours back

                                                                  Who hasn’t suggested NERDS yet???

                                                                  • Stuey Stulack
                                                                    Stuey Stulack  12 hours back

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

                                                                    • Ella Greenup
                                                                      Ella Greenup  12 hours back

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

                                                                      • laura
                                                                        laura  12 hours back

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

                                                                        • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                          Nitrobuz Ae  13 hours back

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

                                                                          • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                            Nitrobuz Ae  13 hours back

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

                                                                            • Nitrobuz Ae
                                                                              Nitrobuz Ae  13 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  13 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  13 hours back

                                                                                  I wish she would do fruit roll ups

                                                                                  • Chandler Dixon
                                                                                    Chandler Dixon  13 hours back


                                                                                    • sunny0210
                                                                                      sunny0210  13 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

                                                                                      • Britani Faulk
                                                                                        Britani Faulk  14 hours back

                                                                                        You should try to do lunchables

                                                                                        • faye76000
                                                                                          faye76000  14 hours back

                                                                                          I got a bag of watermelon out patch kids because of this show, and i realize how much i dislike them. lol

                                                                                          • Ellie Corr
                                                                                            Ellie Corr  16 hours back

                                                                                            Pausing at 21:44 to almost scream bc sour patch kids are vegan candies and if you add gelatin then they’re not the same! I’m really hoping gelatin doesn’t get used so I can make these but a happy plant alternative is agar agar! Please consider using that for vegan specific candies 😊

                                                                                            • Michelle C.
                                                                                              Michelle C.  17 hours back

                                                                                              Make dippin dots next!

                                                                                              • NoTheOtherJonathan
                                                                                                NoTheOtherJonathan  17 hours back

                                                                                                Next gourmet makes should be Claire on a beach in Hawaii making a gourmet margarita for herself.