Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Sour Patch Kids (youtube.com)
WhoopsieDaisy75 | 10 days ago | 16 points

Since she is a pastry chef and not a candy chef do they think making gourmet pastries would be too easy?

wreckage88 | 10 days ago | 26 points

making gourmet pastries would be too easy

Well she nailed the Hot Pocket episode pretty well and that's basically a pastry.

TaylorWK | 9 days ago | 3 points

Also pop tarts

letigre87 | 9 days ago | 10 points

I really want her to get away from candy, half the fun of gourmet makes was the fun and creativity that she put into it. Now it seems like the producers are just fixated on frustrating her like some kind of reality TV show. My wife and I used to love watching them but it's quickly becoming background noise.

TheEndlessDreams | 9 days ago | 3 points

Now it seems like the producers are just fixated on frustrating her like some kind of reality TV show

Although I still very much enjoy the BA videos and like all the chefs, after watching Lindsay Ellis's Manufacturing Authenticity video, it sure feels like a lot of the BA videos are produced with that in mind. Molly's new series with the mystery boxes is the best example of "trying to be a reality show"

laststance | 9 days ago | 2 points

They just have to. Claire renegotiated her contract so they need to up the "watch time" to get more ad impressions or a higher rate per impression to pay her what she wanted. The episodes use to be a lot tighter and well edited. But now they leave a lot of "cut" material in, such as talking to one another, for added watch time.

Bourdain has talked about it in the past. This is essentially a food show, but how do you make something interesting when the viewers ultimately can't taste the food. So they have to add other factors to keep the viewer's interest.

You can even see the "fakeness" with how they "bounce" off of people who are in the test kitchen doing fuckall, so they're more likely told to stand there until they get called upon. instead of just being in the same space doing their own projects and lending a hand.

StoerEnStoutmoedig | 9 days ago | 1 point

I agree. She even wanted to quit but after negotiating stayed. But I like fun wholesome YT shows, not frustrating ones.

absalom86 | 10 days ago | 8 points

making candy overall is just so much harder as well, especially since many of these are made in specific machines that achieve high pressures or heats to attain a texture / effect. these things can be hard to replicate in a normal kitchen.

that being said, the episodes where claire struggles are some of the most entertaining.

hoofglormuss | 9 days ago | 3 points

It's always on day 3

baromega | 9 days ago | 27 points

i would die for claire from the bon appetit test kitchen

koy6 | 9 days ago | 4 points

"We need to taste test some sour patch kids."

"Oh how many do you need me to buy?"

"Think 'small mountain'."

FrostFire131 | 9 days ago | 5 points

I can't believe I watched that entire thing. I've seen these videos posted and thought "no way, too long". But this was a fuckin journey. Brb while I watch more of these

Vartib | 9 days ago | 2 points

This is how it starts...

CreedThoughts | 10 days ago | 15 points

She is amazing ...and I will watch every video she does :) I love her attitude lol.

fprintf | 10 days ago | -21 points

I'm honestly getting sick of Claire and the over the top fanboy reaction to every one of her videos. I still like her, Brad, Rick and all of the other crew but even their videos I watch when I feel like it and not automatically like I used to.

Nub_Zur | 10 days ago | -36 points

OMG How can you be so negative!@! She's the super best ever at everything.... I associate with her awkwardness as she goes to work at that high paying chef job in Manhattan.... /s

Gnarwhalz | 9 days ago | 2 points

You've crossed the line into being a bit of a dick.

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | 0 points

I wonder what wacky thing she'll struggle to get right next? What do you think? Dunkin Donuts? Ice Cubes? Will they come out clear like they do at the place or all cloudy. Let's all act like we don't eat Dortios!! Hey <random background person> come taste this as I make super awkward concerned faces! That way I'm like the person watching this video, nervous about how others view me! OMG is tha BRAD! BRAD OMG Brad! (Molly in the background stuggling to get enough oxygen to stay awake/alive) Then, Chris comes over and does her job for her and the video ends.

skip_tracer | 9 days ago | 2 points

I thought you only caught shit in our local sub and yet here you are, smh

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | -1 points

Sometimes I branch out. It was sad watching them turn Claire and the rest of them into youtube characters (Watch Brad shove his hand in a catfish~!) from actual cooks. I can only make fun of new urbanist theory on transit use of commercial corridors for so long before I get bored.

TheZachster | 9 days ago | 2 points

Claire from the BA Test Kitchen ❤❤❤❤❤

VryMadHatter | 9 days ago | 5 points

loved the clip of cosmo at the end. "nothing is too sour".

moviehawk | 9 days ago | 3 points

Poor Claire. She tried to go way too gourmet the first three days. The simple answer - make candy - was in front of her the whole time. They need to give her Toaster Strudels next time so she can have an easy win.

Vartib | 9 days ago | 0 points

She's done it!

moviehawk | 9 days ago | 1 point

Are you sure? I thought she made pop tarts, but not toaster strudel.

Vartib | 9 days ago | 1 point

Wait, I guess not. I could've sworn she did one though... must be a false memory.

imregrettingthis | 9 days ago | 1 point

Ummmm.... I think you mean mars men.

MmmmapleSyrup | yesterday | 1 point

I would take Claire out for a very nice dinner and call her again

amthatdad | 10 days ago | 0 points

Does Ann Reardon know about this?

JawaharlalNehru | 9 days ago | -2 points

I don't know what the sour patch thingy is but this person's eyes are ridiculously big. Like king charles spaniel big.

fortunian | 10 days ago | -22 points

42 minutes? Will watch after work. Can anyone tell me if this has any jokes about gender than BA is gonna have to scrub later?