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

  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • 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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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   5 months back

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    • Shiemee Marino
      Shiemee Marino  3 weeks back

      Please make meiji yan yan, and or hello panda or philippine's iced gem

    • Sand Angels
      Sand Angels  2 months back

      Dont feel bad, Claire. I grew up and currently live in Oklahoma and Ive never heard of Pocky either. Even when I lived in Indiana for 11 years I never heard of Pocky. In fact, I never heard of Pocky before watching this video.

    • Katie H
      Katie H  3 months back

      Does Claire have a blog. I need to know her skincare routine and where she buys her earrings.

    • Erin W
      Erin W  3 months back

      next time maybe do the initial dip of biscuit through the pastry piping tip and then pull back out instead of having to clean it each time :^)

    LAZY ARTIST ECLAIRE  2 hours back

    Y didn't she use a cake pop stand

    • Dominique M
      Dominique M  4 hours back

      Straw trough...sounds inappropriate

      • Isaac Hibben
        Isaac Hibben  14 hours back

        why is my dough so dry Claaaaaiiire?

        • Zoe Andrade
          Zoe Andrade  19 hours back

          anyone else notice claire at 5:50 writing with the pocky! LOL

          • Karma
            Karma  23 hours back

            Im ADDICTED to pocky.

            • Juliette DeLong
              Juliette DeLong  1 days back

              *The Next Day*
              Claire: "so its been about a week"

              • FBI
                FBI  1 days back

                How can someone look so old yet so young

                • Animal Adventures
                  Animal Adventures  2 days back

                  My dog doesnt bare her teeth at me when I bare my teeth at her! Lol

                  • Debakuva
                    Debakuva  2 days back

                    I thought Gabby doesn't eat snacks? That packaging isn't recyclable. SJW's though.

                    • SunnyDays
                      SunnyDays  3 days back

                      I would also die for clairefromthebonappetittetestkitchen.

                      • REAPER
                        REAPER  4 days back

                        when in trouble add vodka

                        • Edenrose Of Magic
                          Edenrose Of Magic  4 days back

                          (Forewarning I’m only a little bit into the video, she might come to this conclusion later) maybe the pocky sticks are glazed to make the yellow colour, and that might be why it’s sweet too

                          • Lukas
                            Lukas  4 days back

                            I want to point out that we still don't have pocky here in St. Louis

                            • SpookS
                              SpookS  4 days back

                              The crew gassing Claire up at random times is one of my favorite things on the planet

                              • Quratul Ain
                                Quratul Ain  5 days back

                                KATE FAN

                                • KitKatxK
                                  KitKatxK  5 days back

                                  Who want's to break the news to Claire that all that effort was completely unnecessary as pocky released a thick dip pocky a few years back. She legit could have just dunked them and let them set and they would have been the same. XD

                                  • Anna and Cam
                                    Anna and Cam  5 days back

                                    Make a KitKat

                                    • Anna and Cam
                                      Anna and Cam  5 days back

                                      I’ve tried to make a Kitcat before and it was very difficult I think that this would be a very good challenge

                                  • Leeann Albritton
                                    Leeann Albritton  5 days back

                                    I eat them and thay are very good and I just ate some

                                    • Netta Elsner
                                      Netta Elsner  5 days back

                                      Am I the only one that really wants another show with Becky? I absolutely LOVE her! every appearance she has in every episode makes me smile! she is such a positive person! and of course I love the show! watch every episode!!

                                      • Isabel Elliott
                                        Isabel Elliott  5 days back

                                        Can we just talk about how cute gabi is

                                        • // Sensitive lil Fox //

                                          Day 3
                                          Claire: so it’s been almost a week

                                          • Thomas Takeshita
                                            Thomas Takeshita  6 days back

                                            For someone who hates tempering chocolate, Claire sure is a pastry chef.

                                            • Drew M
                                              Drew M  6 days back

                                              I was told something similar about yawns, except it's more about fitting in with the group than anything to do with baring teeth. That may be why we smile, a friendly baring of the teeth...

                                              • Libby Delao
                                                Libby Delao  6 days back

                                                We actually didn’t have pocky in stl for a while until recently

                                                • Atlanta Petty
                                                  Atlanta Petty  6 days back

                                                  What about veggie straws

                                                  • ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
                                                    ADRIAN GUTIERREZ  7 days back

                                                    lmao can i hug you

                                                    • Muhyadin Rasmi
                                                      Muhyadin Rasmi  1 weeks back

                                                      Did anyone else notice she used the Pocky as a pencil at 5:53

                                                    • Halah AlSabi
                                                      Halah AlSabi  1 weeks back

                                                      Oh god I love gaby

                                                      • c y
                                                        c y  1 weeks back

                                                        the best flavour is almond chocolate

                                                        • Ricardo Castellanos
                                                          Ricardo Castellanos  1 weeks back

                                                          How old is Clare

                                                          • Bob Zmuda
                                                            Bob Zmuda  1 weeks back

                                                            honestly love her grey stripe

                                                            • johann adams
                                                              johann adams  1 weeks back

                                                              I feel your pain Claire. I grew up in Tulsa and this video is the first time I've ever even heard of a Pocky.

                                                              • Arariel3
                                                                Arariel3  1 weeks back

                                                                Hot pepper Pocky!

                                                                • Arariel3
                                                                  Arariel3  1 weeks back

                                                                  I haven't finished watching, but I'm brainstorming with you. Did you consider a salt water dip/bath, as in pretzel cooking? I'll continue to watch to find out! *smile*

                                                                  • arbitrary
                                                                    arbitrary  1 weeks back

                                                                    14:21 buscuit
                                                                    no hate, i love the series, i just noticed it and giggled. props to the editors for editing A LOt of footage into 35 mins.

                                                                    • Sophia Ellis
                                                                      Sophia Ellis  1 weeks back

                                                                      are we gonna ignore the fact that claire was writing her notes with a pocky?

                                                                      • Cheye B.
                                                                        Cheye B.  1 weeks back

                                                                        s t r a b r r y

                                                                        • Olivia Cantu
                                                                          Olivia Cantu  1 weeks back

                                                                          Was that just me or was she writing with a Pocky

                                                                          • Something at any rate, probably

                                                                            I love how Claire's hair gets grayer and grayer throughout the episode

                                                                            • Alannah Eastern
                                                                              Alannah Eastern  1 weeks back

                                                                              Favorite series, so addicting

                                                                              • Alannah Eastern
                                                                                Alannah Eastern  1 weeks back

                                                                                I love Gabi!!!

                                                                                • Autumn Fox
                                                                                  Autumn Fox  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Anyone else notice the magically moving can at 25:53?

                                                                                  • Cindy S
                                                                                    Cindy S  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Nobody in America ever heard of POCKY. So stop trying to make globalism happen. It's a JAPANESE crap food and even if you found it in American stores like the occasional Walmart, it was on the INTERNATIONAL aisle. Bleh.

                                                                                    • BrittaBarricade
                                                                                      BrittaBarricade  2 weeks back

                                                                                      The absolute satisfaction of this moment: 19:09 *chef's kiss*

                                                                                      • gogreen2496
                                                                                        gogreen2496  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I love you the foam board is now a part of the official recipe 😂

                                                                                        • M Daze
                                                                                          M Daze  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Pocky is like tiny breadsticks - with grill marks.

                                                                                          • Luke Lillich
                                                                                            Luke Lillich  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I wasted half an hour of time for me to sleep before school tomorrow watching somebody making a candy I rarely eat because it is expensive where I live due to shipping and quantity