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   7 days back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • mik
      mik  3 hours back

      please please please Gourmet Pirouette wafers!

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin  4 hours back

      @sinny k yes

    • sinny k
      sinny k  6 hours back

      @Siddhi amin i typed "diary milk chocolate" and the only thing that came up was Cadbury DAIRY milk chocolate. is that what you're talking about?

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin  1 days back

      @sinny k diary milk chocolates are sweet milk chocolates, they taste amazing...check em out on google

  • Lorenzo Navarro
    Lorenzo Navarro  1 hours back

    Fruit Rollups next!

    • Gaya G
      Gaya G  1 hours back

      Can this be endless ?!

      • Ivone Portillo
        Ivone Portillo  2 hours back

        Should have tried some with colored royal icing!❤️

        • ณฐพร สุวรรณ

          I respect to her effort.

          • Ddawg M
            Ddawg M  3 hours back

            I just saw someone with honeycomb M&Ms in Australia.


            • Petra Kirzner
              Petra Kirzner  4 hours back

              What does she do with all the extra bags and stuff of candies after these vids? She buys so much

              • Tgodxvx
                Tgodxvx  4 hours back


                • JP34759ex
                  JP34759ex  5 hours back

                  26:26 when u nut

                  • Danielle Miller
                    Danielle Miller  5 hours back

                    Sounds like a knex Ferris wheel

                    • Caitlyn Houchin
                      Caitlyn Houchin  5 hours back

                      Gourmet Sour Patch Kids!!

                      • billybareblu
                        billybareblu  5 hours back

                        Peanut was definitely the way to go.

                        • Kirk Wilson
                          Kirk Wilson  5 hours back

                          What they use is a certain type of worm "poop" or sludge. It is this clear jelly like fluid that is emitted as the worm moves across a branch... Either way I love what you do.

                          • Trisha Nguyen
                            Trisha Nguyen  5 hours back

                            she always finds a way to make the end results 10x better than the original dish. amazing!

                            • jeb hmm
                              jeb hmm  5 hours back

                              someone sonicate that gun

                              • thegazette
                                thegazette  6 hours back

                                The 'sad Claire' music is one of my favorite things about Gourmet Makes.

                                • gypsygib
                                  gypsygib  6 hours back

                                  The people at your workplace are so..nice. Why doesn't anyone say how they really feel lol

                                  • Danny
                                    Danny  6 hours back

                                    Highlight of the video:
                                    Claire: (proudly) "And I'd like to add, it's a month old!"
                                    Chris: O_o "What now?

                                    • Keylee OShaughnessy
                                      Keylee OShaughnessy  6 hours back

                                      Didn't they use the air brusher in the Sno Ball episode too? I think the psi in this one was just too high. I don't remember them having issues with wafting last time. I'm definitely getting a bag of peanut M&M's tomorrow haha.

                                      • Andrew Clancy
                                        Andrew Clancy  6 hours back

                                        Mellowcream pumpkins!

                                        • RobertMDuvall
                                          RobertMDuvall  6 hours back

                                          Whoa.. peanut M&M; best M&M? noooo the peanuts inside taste as if they were pulled off the factory floor "Lets use these nuts for something instead of disposing of them". LISTEN THE PEANUT BUTTER M&M... that's far more deserving nominee for "best" M&M...

                                          • Samantha Ramos
                                            Samantha Ramos  6 hours back

                                            Okay.....honestly though....why doesn't Claire just visit a NYC candy maker or use the Actual techniques for making candy like how specialty candy shops do....all the time?

                                            • ACØRN MÜSIC
                                              ACØRN MÜSIC  7 hours back

                                              Can you please make those fruit loop cereal straws? love the videos!

                                              • AdraicStarks
                                                AdraicStarks  7 hours back

                                                Couldn't she have basically done the same coating from the Skittles episode?

                                                • Track_girl_ 13
                                                  Track_girl_ 13  7 hours back

                                                  *sees that the video is 40 minutes long*
                                                  Me: poor claire

                                                  • Janae Mason
                                                    Janae Mason  8 hours back

                                                    Peanut M&Ms are THEE best for sure!

                                                    • Elle Fakename
                                                      Elle Fakename  8 hours back

                                                      I'm surprised Claire didn't make the shells with a bottle of chocolate syrup magic crackle.

                                                      • Robin Steel
                                                        Robin Steel  8 hours back

                                                        Tip for making moulds! if you'd taken out 2 or 3 of the M&Ms from the bottom mould before making the top mould then the top mould would have had protrustions that fit into those holes and make it really easy to make sure the mould is lined up perfectly every time

                                                        • Steven Webber
                                                          Steven Webber  8 hours back

                                                          6:38 Dan


                                                          • Cletus R
                                                            Cletus R  8 hours back

                                                            Up until this point i've been amazed at Claire's skill and audacity to get the item right. The shell on this one feels like a real let down, like it was cbf i give up :/

                                                            • Kate Best
                                                              Kate Best  8 hours back

                                                              Would love to see ice cream sandwiches!

                                                              • skyyyyyylar_
                                                                skyyyyyylar_  9 hours back

                                                                not going to lie- I hate that everyone forgets pretzel m&ms. Like come on- they are SO good

                                                                • Pamuk Altan-Bonnet
                                                                  Pamuk Altan-Bonnet  9 hours back

                                                                  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!!!!!!!

                                                                  • Puddlefoot
                                                                    Puddlefoot  9 hours back

                                                                    20:42 Brad w/o a cap

                                                                    • Jennie Austin
                                                                      Jennie Austin  9 hours back

                                                                      Gummy worms

                                                                      • Brian Arguello
                                                                        Brian Arguello  9 hours back

                                                                        I would like to see if Claire can make Meji Yan Yan

                                                                        • Nathalie Cotto
                                                                          Nathalie Cotto  9 hours back


                                                                          • Matthew Baker
                                                                            Matthew Baker  9 hours back

                                                                            I love this channel.

                                                                            • Rock girl
                                                                              Rock girl  9 hours back

                                                                              We would love to see Claire make a gourmet Moon Pie! Thanks for such a great series!

                                                                              • littleratblue
                                                                                littleratblue  9 hours back

                                                                                Claire, you're making gourmet M&Ms, not recreating M&Ms! It's okay if they look handmade! It's okay, we promise!

                                                                                • Mae PB
                                                                                  Mae PB  10 hours back

                                                                                  I was freaking out when Claire was about to put her hands in 115 degree water then realised they’re measuring it in Fahrenheit not Celsius so she isn’t just shoving her hands in boiling water

                                                                                  • Rock girl
                                                                                    Rock girl  9 hours back

                                                                                    Piano song at 24:20 is Dark Taupe by Arden Forest. Beautiful song!

                                                                                • Amanda Chiong
                                                                                  Amanda Chiong  10 hours back

                                                                                  Maltesers would be a WILD gourmet makes

                                                                                  • Ashleigh Adkins
                                                                                    Ashleigh Adkins  10 hours back

                                                                                    Can you, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, please make gourmet butterfingers? The original recipe?!

                                                                                    • Lindsey Drummond
                                                                                      Lindsey Drummond  10 hours back

                                                                                      Bon appetit videos are some of the first I go watch when they’re posted. I’m not a chef, I just love the people and the silliness they find themselves in. More!

                                                                                      • samanthalentsch
                                                                                        samanthalentsch  10 hours back

                                                                                        Claire should do Hi-Chew candy next!

                                                                                        • Lindsey Drummond
                                                                                          Lindsey Drummond  10 hours back

                                                                                          Almond m&ms!!! They’re my fav

                                                                                          • Piper Markson
                                                                                            Piper Markson  10 hours back

                                                                                            it's a crime that you didn't taste any peanut butter m&ms at the start.

                                                                                            • Byztor
                                                                                              Byztor  11 hours back

                                                                                              I'd love to see her try a gummy candy like Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids