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

  • Published: 13 June 2019
  • Twix. They’ve been at the heart of a debate that goes back more than five decades. Lines have been drawn so intractable that friendships, relationships, even nations have been ruined. Who could forget the Great Twix Battle between the UK and Finland in 1984? No, we’re not speaking of the Left vs. Right debate. We’re talking about the Conflict of Classification that rages to this day. The age old debate: is Twix candy or cookie? Out of respect for those who came before, we will not take a position. Instead, join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Twix that can hopefully bring peace to this conflict.
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  • Ren Andrews
    Ren Andrews  6 hours back


    • Mallory C
      Mallory C  9 hours back

      Molly: "to the left, to the left!"
      Also Molly: shuffles to the right

      • Jacob
        Jacob  13 hours back

        Twix is my favorite candy.

        • Diana DiGangi
          Diana DiGangi  13 hours back

          Brad says caramel the only wrong way there is to say it and I didn't even know that way existed until he said it. A modern Shakespeare

          • Nia Miller
            Nia Miller  16 hours back

            Please try to make a Toblerone!!

            • Kaelyn McGee
              Kaelyn McGee  16 hours back

              When brad was explaining the righty tighty lefty loosey this Claire explaining why she doesn’t understand it is the same way that I think of it. I thought I was the only one

              • Fantasticrestofthe day

                I think it is the lefties in us but I don't understand circular righty tighty either.

                • Ogkush 253
                  Ogkush 253  2 days back

                  Why are did you make these out of shortbread the inside part is legit a waffer crisp idk why you always do that .stop getting lazy just because the viewers can't taste it

                  • wvXvxvXvw
                    wvXvxvXvw  2 days back

                    It is made into a slab and then sliced. It's sliced while its still hot and not completely solid. The chocolate is rolled on with a giant scroll. I work at M&M Mars in their Tennessee manufacturing facility. We make Twix and all varieties of M&M's. After the Twix centers(we love eating them without the chocolate, it's like the most amazing cookie with a perfect caramel topping) are chopped and rolled with chocolate, they are rapidly cooled on a 300 foot long, fully enclosed conveyor system. There are 4 people, two on the left and two on the right, who's job all night and day is to make sure the Twix is perfectly shaped, sized and looks correct on every single Twix bar. We scrap an average of 1 ton of Twix bars every day because they aren't perfect. After the conveyor they are sent to packaging where they are once again checked by human eyes before the bag is sealed and the candies are boxed. And for the record keepers, we are essentially sterilized before we can step into the manufacturing area. Since chocolate and soft candies absorb all nearby smells, we are under extremely strict guidelines. We can not wear any type of perfume or body spray. Fingernails can not be painted and all hair must be completely covered. Our clothes never leave the facility and are washed with non-scented soaps. We are not allowed to chew gum or eat breath mints. If somebody shows up smelly, they are told to either shower then and there or go home. There is no smoking or chewing on the property and if you smell like smoke or tobacco you can not enter.

                    • Steve Wood
                      Steve Wood  2 days back

                      Swastika at 39:53

                      • liam august
                        liam august  2 days back

                        molly always seems delirious but we love her for it

                        • Kewl ADEL
                          Kewl ADEL  3 days back

                          I love weed

                          • Jacob Hake
                            Jacob Hake  3 days back

                            I agree with Claire... "rightie tightie, leftie loosie" still makes no sense...

                            • Ruby Lynn
                              Ruby Lynn  3 days back

                              Me: “Twix has a superb marketing team but, at the end of the day, the left and right Twix consist of the same materials and exhibit no differences warranting the ‘rivalry’. It is nothing more than a ploy to divide the consumers and keep interest high in the cookie. Subjectively, you are only paying for the wrapper you like more.”
                              Also me: “only buy the left ones.”

                              • DARK APPERITION
                                DARK APPERITION  4 days back

                                did'nt Clair used to be on "America's Test Kitchen a few years back ??

                                • Hi Me
                                  Hi Me  4 days back

                                  We are waiting for butterfinger

                                  • Bethany Lade
                                    Bethany Lade  4 days back

                                    So according to Grammarly, caramel is the correct version when talking about food or color, and carmel is a mispronunciation in those contexts. (Carmel can be a proper noun though, for example, as the name of a city.)

                                    • No other Like my own skin

                                      All American Pie Cherry Real Fruit Pie in a Gourmet version

                                      • themadderhatterr
                                        themadderhatterr  4 days back

                                        brad knocking over a carton and then inserting his entiRE face inside the pan to smell the caramel was somehow exactly what i needed today i can go to bed now

                                        • Kendra Ferguson
                                          Kendra Ferguson  4 days back

                                          I NEVER UNDERSTOOF RIGHTY TIGHTY LEFT LOOSY EITHER

                                          • Lauren
                                            Lauren  5 days back

                                            Christina comes in
                                            Claire: "It's going weirdly well... :) .... I'm afraid"
                                            Christina: "Yeah.. well.. you haven't done the chocolate yet. You know how that goes"
                                            Looks at time (18:10)
                                            Looks at length of video (39:53)
                                            **sigh** .... we know how that goes alright....

                                            • Nick Washburn
                                              Nick Washburn  5 days back

                                              righty tighty lefty loosey - you have to put yourself in the frame of reference of "looking down" at the fastener. I get screwed up by upside down fasteners too.. I usually have a hand motion that helps me. Wait til you run into a bolt with left hand threads! That will really screw you up :)

                                              • Frankie Bedek
                                                Frankie Bedek  5 days back

                                                I’m on team ‘left handed and can’t keep track of righty-tighty, lefty-loosey’. Could never remember if it was the top or the bottom you’re supposed to turn the direction.

                                                • Final Boss Editing
                                                  Final Boss Editing  5 days back

                                                  Please do a gourmet caramel delight girl scout cookie!

                                                  • janice jtj
                                                    janice jtj  5 days back

                                                    why do i feel that the ingredient list in twix is better and less scary than the others? i mean even when i heard enriched wheat flour i was expecting something scary but ended up only having vitamins and mineral added to it...

                                                    • xoox
                                                      xoox  6 days back

                                                      My god she's gorgeous with her hair down

                                                      • No other Like my own skin

                                                        Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies Gourmet Style

                                                        • Bre O d
                                                          Bre O d  6 days back

                                                          Bite the both ends off a Twix and suck up hot tea like a straw until you get the tea, then Eat the Twix ,, the best thing you’ll eat 😁👍

                                                          • Fiona Gollub
                                                            Fiona Gollub  6 days back

                                                            I feel like Claire needs to do a gourmet makes zero waste.. sorry Claire! ❤️😂

                                                            • Evan Hoover
                                                              Evan Hoover  6 days back

                                                              I'm left handed and I feel that righty tighty lefty loosey thing. It took me almost 20 years to finally get it down. And it was by calling it clockwise and counter-clockwise.

                                                              • Mackenzie Fletcher
                                                                Mackenzie Fletcher  6 days back

                                                                Sex with brad am i rigth clair

                                                                • Chef Love
                                                                  Chef Love  7 days back

                                                                  If I worked at BA test kitchen, I wouldn't eat any breakfast in the morning because I'm tasting things all day at work

                                                                  • Butterfly Goddess
                                                                    Butterfly Goddess  7 days back

                                                                    She is a PASTRY chef.....?? She is very OCD which is good.. but her "experience " level seems low..

                                                                    • Christine K
                                                                      Christine K  1 weeks back

                                                                      How dare Claire talk to Brad like that!?! He looked heartbroken

                                                                      • Jimmy Rustles
                                                                        Jimmy Rustles  1 weeks back

                                                                        Brad reminded me of Chris Pratt

                                                                        • Blloof Shmel
                                                                          Blloof Shmel  1 weeks back

                                                                          claire. ur so annoying 🤣

                                                                          • Chat De Borja
                                                                            Chat De Borja  1 weeks back

                                                                            Twix is my fave.

                                                                            I challenge Claire to make Gourmet Toblerone or Cadbury Oreo or Milka Bubbly

                                                                            • Logan Edinbocker
                                                                              Logan Edinbocker  1 weeks back

                                                                              This YouTube ads suck!

                                                                              • No other Like my own skin

                                                                                When you're able to. Can you make videos regarding these?
                                                                                Idaho Spud

                                                                                Fruity Pebbles

                                                                                • Fallen Raven
                                                                                  Fallen Raven  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I totally agree with Claire on the clockwise and counterclockwise turns for tightening and loosening.

                                                                                  • Kate Wheatley
                                                                                    Kate Wheatley  1 weeks back

                                                                                    please make red skins

                                                                                    • Stekta Zuccinin
                                                                                      Stekta Zuccinin  1 weeks back

                                                                                      He's right though. It's a cookie bar.

                                                                                      • MrFluckerz
                                                                                        MrFluckerz  1 weeks back

                                                                                        “Favorite part”

                                                                                        • A Ortiz
                                                                                          A Ortiz  1 weeks back

                                                                                          White chocolate is the best! ❤️❤️

                                                                                          • William Vouk
                                                                                            William Vouk  1 weeks back

                                                                                            My new favorite part of these is Claire carrying all of the boxes off the countertop

                                                                                            • Bonnie Dedrick
                                                                                              Bonnie Dedrick  2 weeks back

                                                                                              You definitely need to have the divots in the cookie! One of my favorite things about twix is the sometimes the caramel that settles into the divots gets a little bit sort of crisp/crunchy. I like to peel apart the layers just for that reason.

                                                                                              • Olliepop
                                                                                                Olliepop  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Claire, I'm TOTALLY with you on the right tighy/lefty loosey thing! And it's driven me nuts my entire life XD
                                                                                                Although I understand it, it's completely wrong, an object can't turn right or left, it spins clockwise/counter-clockwise

                                                                                                • Amie Mcconnell
                                                                                                  Amie Mcconnell  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  Gabby squatting down while answering the phone, so that she wouldn't interrupt the shot was the cutest thing everr