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   1 months back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

  • Alyssa Cat
    Alyssa Cat  7 hours back

    Can we just take a moment and appreciate whoever wrote the description??
    A masterpiece!😂

    • Liz
      Liz  10 hours back

      Claire: I would just like to add, it’s a month old!
      Chris: 😳... what?...
      Clair: The m&m’s
      Chris: Oh!😌

      • Salma Diaa
        Salma Diaa  10 hours back

        the amount of white stuff coating this is amazing

        • Faith Freas
          Faith Freas  11 hours back

          Almond M&Ms!

          • ma rk
            ma rk  12 hours back

            woah alex delany... 🥵

            • Live Free and DIY
              Live Free and DIY  17 hours back

              I saw her putting the second half of that silicon mold on and I was like, "NOOOOOOO" ... I was surprised they were able to get them separated! Glad it worked out. ❤️

              • monkeyfury
                monkeyfury  17 hours back

                I think I’m the only one who thinks m&ms aren’t that great

                • Emily Elliott
                  Emily Elliott  20 hours back

                  Where has this channel been my whole life?

                  • TennoHack
                    TennoHack  22 hours back

                    0:16 Get the leaf blower!

                    • Avery Collier
                      Avery Collier  22 hours back

                      Gourmet Makes Eggo Waffles!!!

                      • Mr Jammers
                        Mr Jammers  22 hours back

                        Temper the chocolate

                        Me: OH FFS!

                        • Mira
                          Mira  23 hours back

                          wouldn't it have been easier to put the food coloring in sugar coating/solution and use the salad spinner to coat the peanuts while it was spinning until they were dry?

                          • rainbow river
                            rainbow river  1 days back

                            Using sandpaper on the white layer would probably have fixed the texture problems they had

                            • LookingGlassAlice8
                              LookingGlassAlice8  1 days back

                              Rhoda is always so supportive and helpful and nice 😭😭 We love Rhoda.

                              • LookingGlassAlice8
                                LookingGlassAlice8  1 days back

                                I’m irrational offended that they didn’t try peanut butter m&ms

                                • ahottie1024
                                  ahottie1024  1 days back

                                  Video: first you temper chocolate
                                  Claire: Iight ima head out 🏃

                                  • Jim Beam
                                    Jim Beam  1 days back

                                    Remember the carnauba wax in the ingredients? I think that’s what has them so shiny! I’ve used it to wax wood and it’s really shiny...

                                    • burymeinpink
                                      burymeinpink  1 days back

                                      "THIS IS A TOUGH ONE, EH? :)"
                                      Thanks, Brad.

                                      • 3RDi NoMaD
                                        3RDi NoMaD  1 days back

                                        God I love Claire 😍

                                        Edit: I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who like peanut M&Ms, it seems like everyone I know hates them.

                                        • Emma Torchia
                                          Emma Torchia  2 days back

                                          You should try coffee but m&ms

                                          • Wayne Smith
                                            Wayne Smith  2 days back

                                            Dark Chocolate peanut M and M's are superiorly better tasting than milk chocolate ones. But if the two chocolates were mixed with a little heavier on dark chocolate it may taste great as well.

                                            • David Lovell
                                              David Lovell  2 days back


                                              • David Lovell
                                                David Lovell  2 days back


                                                • Amelia Towse
                                                  Amelia Towse  2 days back

                                                  Claire: Is 115 degrees too hot to put your hands in?

                                                  Meanwhile my hometown would get up to 114 in the summertime. Oh how I laughed.

                                                  • Sara Wolpe
                                                    Sara Wolpe  2 days back

                                                    she should make hello panda

                                                    • thatsuspiciouswhalenut

                                                      I wonder why she didn't use the skittle shell technique she employed before

                                                      • Eric Franklin
                                                        Eric Franklin  2 days back

                                                        I am noticing a very obvious lack of peanut butter m&m’s, those ones have the crown currently in my book.

                                                        • jescollo
                                                          jescollo  2 days back

                                                          What about the candy corn mms? Those were so good

                                                          • PrincessKait1
                                                            PrincessKait1  2 days back

                                                            You didn't have peanut butter M&Ms because you knew they were the superior and would outshine all the other flavors.

                                                            • Rosanna Brett
                                                              Rosanna Brett  2 days back

                                                              I forget that they mean F not C when she said "is 115 too hot to put your hands in" like yes?!? But then I realised

                                                              • casey a
                                                                casey a  2 days back

                                                                13:36 kombucha girl

                                                                • deathjay123
                                                                  deathjay123  2 days back

                                                                  Trypophobia moment with those M&M moulds

                                                                  • Selena
                                                                    Selena  2 days back

                                                                    Absolutely peanut all the way!

                                                                    • Brian Arnold
                                                                      Brian Arnold  2 days back

                                                                      Who writes these video descriptions? Lol

                                                                      • MusicGirl881
                                                                        MusicGirl881  2 days back

                                                                        I think they selected candy that requires temper chocolate just to torture Claire

                                                                        • SARAHTRYS!!
                                                                          SARAHTRYS!!  2 days back

                                                                          What about the peanut butter M&Ms?????

                                                                          • Mac Angus
                                                                            Mac Angus  2 days back

                                                                            I clicked off when you said you’d do peanut m&ms

                                                                            • dustyb58
                                                                              dustyb58  2 days back

                                                                              9:54 the best halloween cookie?

                                                                              • Nathan Pouzou
                                                                                Nathan Pouzou  2 days back

                                                                                Peanut butter are better than just peanuts

                                                                                • jenn deVine
                                                                                  jenn deVine  3 days back

                                                                                  Brokers like this one has a thick chocolate and this one has a chocolate she was holding one

                                                                                  • Skeleton Pilot
                                                                                    Skeleton Pilot  3 days back

                                                                                    She’s the reason why this channel is alive

                                                                                    • Richy Hicken
                                                                                      Richy Hicken  3 days back

                                                                                      What about peanut butter M&Ms!!

                                                                                      • Evin Drews
                                                                                        Evin Drews  3 days back

                                                                                        Gaby is a national treasure

                                                                                        • KkSsVv
                                                                                          KkSsVv  3 days back

                                                                                          Claire's a mood

                                                                                          • KkSsVv
                                                                                            KkSsVv  3 days back

                                                                                            Why didn't she do what she did with the skittles?

                                                                                            • Kaeden
                                                                                              Kaeden  3 days back

                                                                                              Instead of an M, she should have put a *ba*

                                                                                              • Jana Nguyen
                                                                                                Jana Nguyen  3 days back

                                                                                                Dragee machine...