Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pop Rocks | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Published on Jul 17, 2019
Witness the crackling confection taking the world by storm! They're carbonation made solid. That's right folks, they're a modern marvel made to modify your mouth, a sensational symphony of splendid snaps and sparkles soothing your senses and sent straight to your stomach. And now for the first time ever, we present gourmet Pop Rocks, the product of a perfect marriage of scientific ingenuity and culinary craft, made by the clever and creative Claire Saffitz!

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  • I feel way way better cuz I ate lunch

  • Gourmet hohos??

  • I love her frustration lol

  • Is it just me or when Brad is talking to Claire she glows or like blooms differently, rather than talking to the other chefs hahahaha


  • I need a friend like Chris!

  • 🤣

  • I love watching these, especially when you get perturbed but then fix it.

  • looks like the fake vomit from day of the tentacle.

  • This is probably not the best episode to comment a future episode suggestion on but....... gourmet goldfish? but only if claire wants to... obviously lol


  • i kinda want her to attempt to make an icee/slushee

  • 'we're ready for butterfinger" YES PLEASE

  • A Gourmet version of some discontinued candy. Like the Hershey's Smore candy bar.

  • Yay!

  • when she made the caramel stuff, i’m not sure abt where most places calls it but in washington we call it sea foam candy the only difference is it wouldn’t have the dehydrated fruit in it

  • "We should make Pop Rocks." "NO." Alas...


  • "Claire's stuff: please do not throw out" lmao

  • "Just straight death" lmao

  • Call them Claire's "Foam Stones"

  • Am I the only one who actually understands the chemistry behind it and how it’s tbh not too hard to make if you have the equipment

  • Hmm she should do laffy taffy

  • didn't realise this was supposed to be called "Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Rice Bubble"

  • Claire: Thanks Carla that was very helpful (: Carla: more pain, less time 😈

  • when did Chris get hot

  • Welp this show got lazy af

  • Claire's Foam Stones 😂😂😂😂

  • when she mader the caramel one looks like vomit


  • Gourmet chewing gum. Like minty flavored. lol

  • sounds like you made razzles that dont turn into gum lol

  • I need a Brad in my workplace! Is it possible to download him!?

  • Poor Claire :( let her choose the next one!!!!

  • You could use an isi canister and use co2 charges on a hot sugar syrup mixture while constantly shaking to ensure it didn’t harden/set all at the bottom. They claim they can handle 50 bars of pressure which is around 725 psi. Then depressurization and hopefully some of the glasses have been trapped in the hard sugar. Wear goggles just in case?

  • Junior Mints!!

  • You should have made the candy mixture, poured it into a co2 whipping container than pressed it in between two pans with weights holding it down, while in the dehydrator

  • That scream the dry ice made had me crying I was laughing so hard!

  • Little Ariana Grande with curly dark hair looked like Claire

  • claire this was so cool!!!! i cant wait to see whats next!

  • Pop rocks were boring but I always enjoy Claire interacting with Chris and Brad

  • "It's never Chris' fault. Chris shows up: "Chris! This is all your fault!" I love Claire.

  • I've been watching for a bit and this episode upset me. I think it's wrong for Claire to have been forced to do something she didn't want to. Even for views or her job.

  • Clair, can you please make gourmet circus peanut or gourmet dum Dums?!

  • What meat slicer is that at 13:05 and what does the BA crew think about it?

  • Wish me luck this video has 5 ads in que I'm gonna shower with the ads auto playing so they can earn my money. Ad blocker is for bums

  • You made me order 8 packs of grape flavoured pop rocks at 1 am on amazon... DAMN YOU CLAIREEEEEEEEE

  • I don't know why but every time I watch these I fall asleep like her voice relaxes me for some reason

  • Bingo bongo!

  • Very creative and supporting environment! Passion is special 💞 Go Claire!

  • Where can i apply for the position of the guy that eats the stuff that came out good but not good enough and the store bought candy?

  • make gourmet warheads

  • You could get less foaming by putting simethicone (gas-x) in the mix

  • Whas poppin' y'all

  • Chris signed Claire up for butterfingers next

  • Could you vacuum seal the sugar and plop it in a cold water bath

  • she didn’t want to do it, for right and valid reasons, give her a breakkkkkk!

  • I let the video play in another tab for most of it...imagine my surprise when I clicked back on the video at 18:31 ...

  • Why did it dry ice make a loud noise like that with the pan on top

  • Lol the struggle was palpable in episode. YOU GOT THIS I pause half way through due to the stress

  • The best worst advice I have ever had is " You are the boss of that". But it works...

  • Oh no! Sometimes people don't enjoy their jobs. Whatever will we do with this mindboggiling information?!?!?

  • Shes just of those things are food?!?!

  • If only she could attempt to make Planters Chocolate crisps

  • Time to make bombs in the World Trade Center 9/11 chef addition

  • You can’t get mad at Chris. Chris is so sweet about it too, he apologizes right away.

  • Next gourmet zebra cakes, swiss rolls or fudge rounds.

  • 3:05 I CAN FEEL THAT

  • Okay, great video, super funny and everything else but... Am I the only one thinking Claire and Brad are flirting? I don't know, I just look at them and think there's so much attraction between them(?) and I think I love them together. I might be wrong though.

    • Nah they’re just best friends

  • Why not use a soda stream or other soda maker to carbonate a syrup and then cook it in a pressure cooker?

  • Why does Chris come in wearing a jacket in NYC in July?

  • i came here for ben 5:08

  • She might not have made pop rocks but from the way you described it, it sounds like she made Ahoj brause which is one of my favourite german candies!

  • Do you think you could do it with liquid nitrogen like who you can make aero chocolate?

  • I'm in love with claire

  • I now love Chris no matter what too

  • Honestly, given the options, going with something different but similar was a good choice. Fizzy candy sounds more appealing than Pop Rocks anyway, haha.

  • Yo maybe , just maybe sometimes we should listen to Claire expertise , because when the guy said he found it easier to make homemade aerogel than pop rocks I was like; well it's a wrap

  • How about about a gourmet pastry chef makes a gourmet pastry chef

  • I love chis