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   2 weeks back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • Little Creek Trousdale
      Little Creek Trousdale  15 hours back

      Bon Appétit Claire makes Sweetarts soft and chewy ropes!!

    • Vanessa Bell
      Vanessa Bell  2 days back

      Gourmet Takis!!!

    • T Stormer
      T Stormer  4 days back

      can i get a claire for pocket use and cutes??

    • mik
      mik  5 days back

      please please please Gourmet Pirouette wafers!

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin  6 days back

      @sinny k yes

  • nadita nad
    nadita nad  22 minutes back

    I know its not that good but well done Claire!! 🤟🏻🤟🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Yumna Ather
      Yumna Ather  60 minutes back

      I think I like Christina and would love to see more of her

      • Shaelyn Parker
        Shaelyn Parker  3 hours back

        She should make tootsie rolls! Or lucky charms

        • sonson
          sonson  3 hours back

          Sugarpova tennis ball please

          • Reevnar
            Reevnar  8 hours back

            This looks like way too much work to make gourmet M&M's.

            • Maritza
              Maritza  8 hours back

              18:41 I'm just a hole sir

              • Kate Web
                Kate Web  10 hours back

                Can the next gourmet makes be Maltesers?

                • Fee_fee 64
                  Fee_fee 64  10 hours back

                  You need a bingo ball rolling cage with a plastic holed lining. It’s mini and you can control the speed. Then someone spins it while you continually spray

                  • Mackenzie Neil
                    Mackenzie Neil  11 hours back

                    It would be so cool to see Claire make a natural flavoured Jolly Rancher

                    • Katie Kubiak
                      Katie Kubiak  12 hours back

                      I wanna see her make Toffeefay!

                      • Anne-Marie Le
                        Anne-Marie Le  12 hours back

                        So no one is talking about the video description?

                        • 애니Mayshun
                          애니Mayshun  12 hours back

                          No more chocolate recipes for Claire! Just have her make pastry stuff!!

                          • VICTORIA S
                            VICTORIA S  13 hours back

                            I think Claire should try to do jellybeans next I think it would be a very interesting video.

                            • Emily Jean
                              Emily Jean  14 hours back

                              Fun fact. The "m" on the "m&m's" is actually just editable paper!

                              • eri
                                eri  14 hours back

                                They look gourmet

                                • Kristina V
                                  Kristina V  14 hours back

                                  Can you make Gourmet Butterfinger?

                                  • Nicole
                                    Nicole  15 hours back

                                    And please stop giving Claire these small lil makes Claire miserable because she wants it to be perfect...but she isn't a factory that can mass produce these!!

                                    • Mak Shima
                                      Mak Shima  15 hours back

                                      Wrong. The best M&M is the peanut butter M&M.

                                      • Annie Calhoon
                                        Annie Calhoon  16 hours back

                                        Tootsie rolls!!!!

                                        • eri
                                          eri  17 hours back

                                          I would doubt it when someone says artificial food colorings are dangerous. It's a common place to promote chemophobia, mainly by people who want to sell other "natural" alternatives.

                                          • Grandmaster
                                            Grandmaster  17 hours back

                                            No sign of peanut butter M&M's!?! The only candy that I eat will never be featured on the show I guess.

                                            • Amanda Albrecht
                                              Amanda Albrecht  18 hours back

                                              I'm very thankful for the compilation of Claire tempering chocolate.

                                              • Keziah Johnson
                                                Keziah Johnson  18 hours back

                                                Claire: It's a month old
                                                Chris: *INSTANT regret*

                                                • Jordan Ezell
                                                  Jordan Ezell  19 hours back

                                                  Gourmet Goldfish

                                                  • isabella
                                                    isabella  19 hours back

                                                    So I went to visit Suriname and I ate something called krupuk and it didn't have that many ingredients so you should try and if you don't find I could send you a vid but you should really try because is delicious.

                                                    • C*60s
                                                      C*60s  19 hours back

                                                      The next Claire series needs to be a series where she travels first class to Europe, tasting the world's most amazing fine foods and wines in ultimate luxury settings were she is totally pampered.

                                                      She deserves it.

                                                      • Rania Dada
                                                        Rania Dada  19 hours back

                                                        I like the classic ones

                                                        • Mason Smith
                                                          Mason Smith  19 hours back

                                                          The candy coating is going to be more powdery than like crack

                                                          • Lonnie. Schleper
                                                            Lonnie. Schleper  19 hours back

                                                            Claire should of sprayed into salad spinner to coat m&m's

                                                            • Lizard x
                                                              Lizard x  19 hours back

                                                              claire should make reese’s pumpkins for halloween!!

                                                              • PinknPurpleNyan
                                                                PinknPurpleNyan  19 hours back

                                                                You should make gourmet caramel ghirardelli bars >_<

                                                                • Claire Zhu
                                                                  Claire Zhu  21 hours back

                                                                  try to make clif bars!

                                                                  • raul Bracamontes
                                                                    raul Bracamontes  21 hours back

                                                                    her eyes are huge and expressive, like u can see when she's happy, spacey, close to going crazy just waiting for someone to murder and make into a candy, u can see it all. I swear Claire is a anime character come to life

                                                                    • Anastasia Barbee
                                                                      Anastasia Barbee  21 hours back

                                                                      You should try making the fizzy soda can candies

                                                                      • Petra Kenny
                                                                        Petra Kenny  21 hours back

                                                                        I know its an English biscuit but I think "Jammie Dodgers" could be fun to make. The little heart in them is really cute!

                                                                        • NOCAREBEAR
                                                                          NOCAREBEAR  21 hours back

                                                                          The carnauba wax probably has a lot to do with not only making the m&m shiny but probably adds to the crisp hard outer shell. I think doing the color coat in the tumbler like the original is done would add to the depth of crispness.

                                                                          • NOCAREBEAR
                                                                            NOCAREBEAR  21 hours back

                                                                            The carnauba wax probably has a lot to do with not only making the m&m shiny but probably adds to the crisp hard outer shell. I think doing the color coat in the tumbler like the original is done would add to the depth of crispness.

                                                                            • Lauren Gonzalez
                                                                              Lauren Gonzalez  23 hours back

                                                                              you should try to recreate milano cookies!

                                                                              • Tuxedo Cat
                                                                                Tuxedo Cat  23 hours back

                                                                                I think a rock tumbler is a better idea.

                                                                                • Kristina Marie
                                                                                  Kristina Marie  1 days back

                                                                                  I had to go out and buy peanut m&m after watching this, so good.

                                                                                  • artistic Aperture
                                                                                    artistic Aperture  1 days back

                                                                                    14:02 ??????

                                                                                    • Abigail Duyssen
                                                                                      Abigail Duyssen  1 days back

                                                                                      whoppers are next

                                                                                      • Maria Bell
                                                                                        Maria Bell  1 days back

                                                                                        PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO CANDY CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU REMAKE MY FAVORITE FALL CANDY!!!!

                                                                                        • Eliany Lugo
                                                                                          Eliany Lugo  1 days back

                                                                                          GOURMET CANDY CORN!!!

                                                                                          • Desirae
                                                                                            Desirae  1 days back

                                                                                            Gourmet candy corn, tis almost spooky season 🍁

                                                                                            • Francie Brown
                                                                                              Francie Brown  1 days back

                                                                                              Do yodels!!

                                                                                              • Francie Brown
                                                                                                Francie Brown  1 days back

                                                                                                I feel like maybe coloring the royal icing would have made a smoother more even colored layer than the airbrush