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   4 months back

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    • Sand Angels
      Sand Angels  2 weeks 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  2 months back

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

    • Erin W
      Erin W  2 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 :^)

    • Rachel Hicks
      Rachel Hicks  2 months back


  • Shorty Cunningham
    Shorty Cunningham  19 hours back

    OMG. It really is annoying when people DO NOT pronounce the name correctly; its almost boderline cultural appropriation.. Claire - its POH-KEY.

    • NEONDEER ゼ岡り
      NEONDEER ゼ岡り  22 hours back

      Current mood: Gabby getting excited over pockys

      • Sierra P
        Sierra P  1 days back

        Two of the iced flavors and two of the *chunky bois*

        • SeksiChaps
          SeksiChaps  2 days back

          We did have this in St. Louis. You just didn’t go to the asian stores

          • Adam
            Adam  2 days back

            Claire, you are so adorable

            • marián sierra
              marián sierra  2 days back

              pastry chef attempts to steal my heart but gets interrupted by test kitchen manager gaby melian, who steals my heart instead

              • Caitlin Cox
                Caitlin Cox  3 days back

                EYYY I live in St. Louis!!!!

                • Lydia Hartzell
                  Lydia Hartzell  3 days back

                  Well, back here in St. Louis they sell them at Walmart.

                  • BBrecht
                    BBrecht  3 days back

                    Claire looks SO proud carrying her Pocky board around at the end.

                    • hihihihihihi
                      hihihihihihi  4 days back

                      5:50 she did NOT just write with a Pocky...

                      • Guia Marié
                        Guia Marié  4 days back

                        I ove rhoda

                        • Michelle
                          Michelle  4 days back

                          I cringed when she snapped the biscuit handle and ate that and now she has to touch all that outer flavoring

                          • Jorge Rios
                            Jorge Rios  5 days back

                            Why does that guy always wear white shirts?

                            • AyiezK
                              AyiezK  5 days back

                              Yup out of all of the videos that is more than 20 minutes... Claire's vid is definitely worth your time

                              • WestNileSnipes
                                WestNileSnipes  5 days back

                                OG Pocky is my favorite.

                                • lol lol
                                  lol lol  6 days back

                                  ohh there's a super chucky chocolate-biscuit bits one that's good

                                  • Emma Kettler
                                    Emma Kettler  6 days back

                                    st. louis gangg

                                    • iPyromantic
                                      iPyromantic  6 days back

                                      Claire: ~considering sucking chocolate through a straw~ ....No, it's unsanitary!

                                      TAKE YOUR NAIL POLISH OFF, THEN, WOMAN.

                                      • iPyromantic
                                        iPyromantic  6 days back

                                        Rhoda:'s clean enough, right?
                                        Claire: ~shrugs~


                                    • Alana Lewis
                                      Alana Lewis  7 days back

                                      Who else yawned when Claire was talking about yawning

                                      • NenaColada
                                        NenaColada  7 days back

                                        I need a version of this show for celiacs

                                        • Mi Hw
                                          Mi Hw  7 days back

                                          as a child i used to "peel off" the chocolate coating with my teeth lol jp kids things

                                          • Vale C
                                            Vale C  1 weeks back

                                            Is she in a relationship? asking for a friend

                                            • smollspooki
                                              smollspooki  1 weeks back

                                              i like how Claire casually writes down data with a chocolate pocky xD

                                              • Anna Carlsson
                                                Anna Carlsson  1 weeks back

                                                the yawning is evolutionary but its about the calming affect it has and its a way for (not only) humans to become calm as a group and being at the same "place" emotionaly :P

                                                • Im-Jeff
                                                  Im-Jeff  1 weeks back

                                                  whoever edited that transition in 16:44 you a legend

                                                  • Austin Galaxy
                                                    Austin Galaxy  1 weeks back

                                                    Am I the only person who wishes they would like make these and sell them?

                                                    • Nightingale A113
                                                      Nightingale A113  1 weeks back

                                                      Anyone else absolutely terrified that the board was gonna fall over?

                                                      • chocco chip
                                                        chocco chip  1 weeks back

                                                        anyone catch the passive aggressive do your dishes note @6:26

                                                        • john doe
                                                          john doe  1 weeks back

                                                          Her skin is flawless! and considering the stress of this show i'm shocked!

                                                          • EAL
                                                            EAL  1 weeks back

                                                            11:20 so pretty💖

                                                            • Raf  Galdeano
                                                              Raf Galdeano  1 weeks back

                                                              BUSCUIT AT 14:18

                                                              • Marco Bering
                                                                Marco Bering  1 weeks back

                                                                I woulda filled a piping bag with that tip on it, and just stuck the pocky sticks in there and pulled them back out.

                                                                • jimin mochi
                                                                  jimin mochi  1 weeks back

                                                                  i just love gaby’s reaction

                                                                  • Malissa Pathoomvanh
                                                                    Malissa Pathoomvanh  1 weeks back

                                                                    OMG you should try and recreate Yan Yan :)

                                                                    • sorcerer art
                                                                      sorcerer art  1 weeks back

                                                                      These "gourmet" versions of normal everyday snacks are so entertaining to watch!

                                                                      • Kks the animator
                                                                        Kks the animator  1 weeks back

                                                                        contagious yawning is an empathy thing. A lot of sociopaths and psychopaths don't yawn when they see other people yawn.

                                                                        • Jim Jam
                                                                          Jim Jam  1 weeks back

                                                                          00:55 WHAT?! 00:55

                                                                          • Linda Salgado
                                                                            Linda Salgado  1 weeks back

                                                                            gabby: Ay lohv pohky! <3<3

                                                                            • glamourous.
                                                                              glamourous.  2 weeks back


                                                                              • phartattack
                                                                                phartattack  2 weeks back

                                                                                In the animal world when an animal yawns it's a sign of submission like with the dogs if they have their tail up it's a sign of aggression... And the teeth thing to

                                                                                • phartattack
                                                                                  phartattack  2 weeks back

                                                                                  P l E a s e!!
                                                                                  CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-Stick! CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-STICK
                                                                                  CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-Stick! CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-STICK
                                                                                  CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-Stick! CHICK-O-STICK! CHICK-O-STICK

                                                                                  • Bekki Farmer
                                                                                    Bekki Farmer  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I wanna see someone do a gourmet kinder chocolate tnh

                                                                                    • Alex Daniel
                                                                                      Alex Daniel  2 weeks back

                                                                                      So Japanese to have gender specific pocky

                                                                                      • simplerview
                                                                                        simplerview  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Does Chris really not desire to sit in a better chair?

                                                                                        • Juan Reyes
                                                                                          Juan Reyes  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Gabby is such an angel lol 😭

                                                                                          • Bobbie Touch
                                                                                            Bobbie Touch  2 weeks back

                                                                                            The person who wrote the description needs to get a raise

                                                                                            • Ashton Colby
                                                                                              Ashton Colby  2 weeks back

                                                                                              It’s okay Claire, I’ve never been to an IKEA.