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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  • Gabrielle Tuttle
    Gabrielle Tuttle  33 minutes back

    You should do Canadian coffee crisp next

    • Ben Morris
      Ben Morris  47 minutes back

      Gourmets candy corn?

      • Colin Obrien
        Colin Obrien  60 minutes back

        Gourmet hi-chew

        • arabicangel26
          arabicangel26  1 hours back

          Please make gourmet HAAGEN DAZS - Vanilla Swiss Almond icecream!!!! :)

          • arabicangel26
            arabicangel26  1 hours back

            Please make gourmet HAAGEN DAZS - Vanilla Swiss Almond icecream!!!!

            • Jay Uno
              Jay Uno  1 hours back

              Cherry Sours, please!!

              • Bryan Ahronson
                Bryan Ahronson  2 hours back

                You should make Gourmet Viva Puffs

                • Jaydon Larry
                  Jaydon Larry  4 hours back

                  Make gormet fruit roll ups

                  • GalXc IOS
                    GalXc IOS  4 hours back

                    “I’m not going to eat the whole thing”
                    *walks off with it*

                    • Danny Boi
                      Danny Boi  5 hours back

                      I wonder how many breakdowns Claire would have is she attempted making High Chews

                      • Natalie Chankongsinh
                        Natalie Chankongsinh  7 hours back

                        Try making hi-chew !!!

                        • Luka Kitchen
                          Luka Kitchen  7 hours back

                          I have been wanting sour candies lately. So I just wanted to see how hard it is to make them. My mom and younger brother made them years ago and those things where really sour. They burned my mouth!

                          • Fatimata Diallo
                            Fatimata Diallo  7 hours back

                            You should have used the gelatin sheets

                            • Dusk Jack
                              Dusk Jack  7 hours back

                              Gourment candy corn

                              • Kita Pritasari
                                Kita Pritasari  11 hours back

                                Rapo steps in to the kitchen
                                Me: oh no

                                • 박랭민
                                  박랭민  13 hours back


                                  • Linsy Manley
                                    Linsy Manley  14 hours back

                                    Make gourmet nerds!

                                    • Alex
                                      Alex  14 hours back

                                      Making vegan candies non vegan. Whyyyyy.

                                      • John S
                                        John S  14 hours back

                                        Should have a halloween special with candy corn or peanut butter kisses.

                                        • Kelani Paea
                                          Kelani Paea  14 hours back

                                          Gourmet froot loops

                                          • Rena Liu
                                            Rena Liu  15 hours back


                                            • dsljj1
                                              dsljj1  15 hours back

                                              The issues right now, are taste and texture......which is all of it.

                                              • t
                                                t  17 hours back

                                                How about a Peperidge Farm Milano cookie

                                                • iHome28
                                                  iHome28  17 hours back

                                                  Claire how about trying butterfinger or crispy crunch ?

                                                  • AVILA pon
                                                    AVILA pon  17 hours back

                                                    Plz try bueno chocolate recpie

                                                    • Barbara Poynter
                                                      Barbara Poynter  17 hours back

                                                      Can you make Ding Dongs?

                                                      • Joseph Couch
                                                        Joseph Couch  18 hours back

                                                        Tic Tacs

                                                        • Mandy Chen
                                                          Mandy Chen  18 hours back

                                                          They to make onion rings

                                                          • rennibeth
                                                            rennibeth  18 hours back

                                                            Will. You. PLEASE. Buy. Clair. A. Batch. Roller.
                                                            Signed, 2 fans.

                                                            • 805Shannon
                                                              805Shannon  18 hours back

                                                              Gourmet makes pizza lunchables

                                                              • Nacia Grace
                                                                Nacia Grace  19 hours back

                                                                "Don't show this part."
                                                                Who edits these things? Y'all are cruel 😂
                                                                Poor Claire.. you did an awesome job. I wish I could taste it.

                                                                • Vanessa —
                                                                  Vanessa —  20 hours back

                                                                  YOU SHOULD DO MIKE AND IKES

                                                                  • Isabel Jiang
                                                                    Isabel Jiang  20 hours back

                                                                    gourmet airheads...? Like if you want to see Claire try!

                                                                    • Stephanie Costa
                                                                      Stephanie Costa  20 hours back

                                                                      She needs to make candu corn next

                                                                      • Lucy Doyle
                                                                        Lucy Doyle  21 hours back

                                                                        Gourmet makes PLEASE DO COSMIC BROWNIES

                                                                        • Hugh Jass
                                                                          Hugh Jass  22 hours back

                                                                          Gourmet Icebreakers!!!

                                                                          • MacKenzie McNees
                                                                            MacKenzie McNees  22 hours back

                                                                            You should make gourmet kraft Mac n cheese

                                                                            • Rawaan A
                                                                              Rawaan A  22 hours back

                                                                              Do warheads

                                                                              • Rawaan A
                                                                                Rawaan A  22 hours back

                                                                                Do takis

                                                                                • Rawaan A
                                                                                  Rawaan A  22 hours back

                                                                                  Do sour power belts

                                                                                  • Rawaan A
                                                                                    Rawaan A  22 hours back

                                                                                    Do blow pop lollipops

                                                                                    • kathalinne bella
                                                                                      kathalinne bella  23 hours back

                                                                                      Make Hi Chews !

                                                                                      • Steph Lewis
                                                                                        Steph Lewis  23 hours back

                                                                                        She needs to make a gourmet vacation

                                                                                        • Marina Mazzotti
                                                                                          Marina Mazzotti  23 hours back

                                                                                          You MUST make gourmet LAYS

                                                                                          • Steph Lewis
                                                                                            Steph Lewis  23 hours back

                                                                                            “Don’t show this”

                                                                                            *Shows it twice*

                                                                                            • mirahhh
                                                                                              mirahhh  23 hours back

                                                                                              GOURMET NIK L NIPS PLEASEEE

                                                                                              • space boat
                                                                                                space boat  23 hours back

                                                                                                So we’re just not gonna talk abt the description huh

                                                                                                • Ross M Divers
                                                                                                  Ross M Divers  24 hours back

                                                                                                  Claire! You should do Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies!