Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pocky | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pocky | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Claire Saffitz had never had Pocky before. And then one day in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen her life changed forever. Her eyes are open and now she has ascended to Pocky level: Tsubu Tsubu (Strawberry Flakes), a level that it usually takes decades to reach. With her work in making a gourmet version of four flavors of Pocky – Chocolate, Matcha, Cookies & Cream and Strawberry Flakes – she is quickly climbing ever upwards in the Pocky Movement. Join Claire as she seeks Pocky Perfection.
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49 Responses

  1. Bon Appétit says:

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    • Kimberly G. says:

      Please consider raffling off an autographed shirt, and donating the profits to a charity of Claire’s choice.

    • thebigitchy says:

      “Iyashi no Milk” means something like “soothing/relaxing milk (chocolate).”

    • thebigitchy says:

      @Jaspal Rihal In my experience, Japanese women are more likely to enjoy sweet chocolates, but I also tend to think that dark chocolates are liked by everyone.

    • Vince Rodriguez says:

      Gourmet Gansito!

    • GodTheRapist says:

      Yawning is contagious because of Empathy. You are mimicking the other person. We know it’s connected to Empathy because people with Anti-social Personality Disorder can’t ‘catch’ one because they don’t have the same level of Empathy as everyone else. They think that other people don’t have emotions.

  2. Vilified says:

    Hi, I tried your recipe but I wasn’t sure where to get a Rhoda. So I tried it and now my kitchen is on fire. Help?

  3. Recovering_Californian says:

    Me: WTF is Pocky??

    Also Me: Orders lots of Pocky through Amazon.

  4. HazelReys says:

    Hello, can we have an episode on Fig Newtons or Swiss Rolls?
    I know she prefers pastry-type episodes lol.

  5. Haji Dumas says:

    Claire looking forward to the next project after one of these is an achievement in itself.

  6. elle alexzander says:

    claire makes gourmet takis everybody like this so that they see it

  7. Courtney S says:

    Attention POCKY SHOPPERS:
    Some Pocky is made in Thailand. You don’t want that… you want the Pocky made in Japan.

    The flavor and quality is totally different.

    • Chayin Chungpaibulpatana says:

      Courtney S To be fair, they priced at very different level. The Japanese made one is generally 3-5 times more expensive.

  8. Mark Fream says:

    Me approaching any life problem:

    “I wanna add some vodka.”

  9. Djordje Momcilovic says:

    I would like to see Claire make Goldfish crackers if she’d like to do it! ?

  10. RANDOM HOLO says:

    Claire: “I slept down here.”

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Claire was there all night guarding her most proudest Gourmet Makes accomplishment. ?

  11. Kendall McKay says:

    I would love to see Claire make gourmet Kinder Bueno! One of my favorite candy bars for sure

  12. Hannah Hoffmann says:

    6:12 broooo I’ve been trying to get all the chocolate off for literally years

  13. Sgt Stakas says:

    i’d suggest trying to make gourmet Tim-Tams, but i’m not sure how Claire could improve on them..

  14. Ismael Medina says:

    2:30 Gabbie hugging Claire
    Thats it, that was the comment

  15. at383 says:

    Claire: worried that touching her mouth to the straw is gross and unsanitary.
    Also Claire: stick the unprotected cookie ends into an old piece of foam from the photography studio without hesitation.

  16. theInsaneDoctor says:

    26:56 I always knew Chris was the captain America of the BA crew

  17. greenyawgmoth says:

    “I have an idea: let’s add some vodka.” I see Claire is taking my favored problem solving pathways.

  18. SophieK says:

    Claire: “I didn’t temper the chocolate”
    Chris: “Like…who cares”

    Really trying to make it up to her for the Pop Rocks, huh, Chris?

  19. Jonesy says:

    I’m from St. Louis too and would love to see Claire make something like Toasted Ravioli, one of my favorite things to eat

  20. Steven Tran says:

    i just realized that BA is like if The Office happened in a big kitchen

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