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  • Published on Jul 18, 2017
  • Bon Appetit's Senior Food Editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz attempts to make a gourmet Twinkie without the hard-to-pronounce chemical ingredients. The first test is Genoise cake, an Italian sponge cake. For the creamy filling, Claire uses 7 minute frosting. The second test is yellow cake and buttercream filling. Next comes chiffon cake, a light cake that uses vegetable oil. Finally, with some help from Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone, Claire decides to "Frankenstein" the recipe.

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  • isabel nielsen
    isabel nielsen 16 hours ago +1

    R u kidding me u threw out all of those twinkies. U guys live in NYC im sure that homeless ppl would like one or some of your cow-workes would like some. Like f u

  • Frisk The Gamer
    Frisk The Gamer 21 hour ago

    Dude I'm really mad at you for throwing all the twinkies away!!!😡😡

  • Zephyr
    Zephyr Day ago

    Tallahassee would not be pleased with you.

  • Kristi Arnold
    Kristi Arnold Day ago +1

    I'm obssessed with you now, these videos on remaking classic faves are amazing!! So fun/exciting

  • Andreas
    Andreas Day ago

    Just buy like one pack of Twinkies instead of 5 and then throwing it away

  • spiteye 420
    spiteye 420 2 days ago

    My jaw dropped when those great twinkies did >:(

  • osofroeschle
    osofroeschle 2 days ago

    I don't want to get sued for libel, but could you actually fold a pop tart and Stamp It so the tart comes up to the edge?

  • Juan de Dios Ortiz
    Juan de Dios Ortiz 3 days ago

    she is so hot

  • Chimalb Chimalb
    Chimalb Chimalb 4 days ago

    It think my last meal would be a twinkie

  • L0MIS
    L0MIS 6 days ago

    Brad is my type of guy

  • Aniez Jay
    Aniez Jay 6 days ago

    Why waste food like that though? Even if its bad for you but why though?

  • ShowTimeTV
    ShowTimeTV 7 days ago

    1:16 - 1:46 The reason I don't eat them...

  • Lord Weebus, God of Weeaboos

    I know starving kids in Africa and all, but I’m so glad those twinkies went in the trash. Looking at one makes me sick honestly.

  • User Name
    User Name 9 days ago

    snobs. food is food.
    even unprocessed food will kill you eventually.

  • oORodeaOo
    oORodeaOo 9 days ago +1

    wasting food = bad
    pls stop in future
    otherwise good vid

  • Poor Man
    Poor Man 10 days ago

    i felt something was off and then i realized it's filmed from the other side in all other videos.

    Sorry good series. I'd like to see those hard shelled handheld fruit pies,

  • Kyle Leach
    Kyle Leach 10 days ago

    I cant get over how beautiful she is.

  • LFH
    LFH 10 days ago

    It's awesome she has so many collaborators because having their feedback led to the final perfect version!

  • oddogrod
    oddogrod 11 days ago

    Claire is beautiful 😍

  • ricedelight
    ricedelight 11 days ago +2

    I just wanna know why she opened all of that and.... then just threw it away like....

  • Vivianne Wood
    Vivianne Wood 11 days ago

    Try to make fancy goldfish crackers or wheat thins

  • Khadijah Yago
    Khadijah Yago 11 days ago

    Bad Brad

  • C Molloy
    C Molloy 12 days ago

    I *think* this may be my fourth time watching this.

  • Nina Goldberg
    Nina Goldberg 13 days ago

    She throw away like 50 Twinkies

  • Lance Haldane
    Lance Haldane 13 days ago +1

    Did you just throw all them twinkies away? wtf

  • RaineBreezy
    RaineBreezy 13 days ago

    she got cake!

  • Scorpion Sunday
    Scorpion Sunday 13 days ago

    Twinkies were filled with banana filling prior until WW2 due to rationing, but they never went back to the banana filling after the war ended. They reprised the banana flavor several years ago but they did not use real bananas.

  • keesalemon
    keesalemon 13 days ago

    Brad reminds me of Jim Halpert from the Office... they've both got that same twinkle in their eye

  • Kaitlynn Layman
    Kaitlynn Layman 13 days ago +1

    She just threw away all of those 😱

  • Memecompoop
    Memecompoop 14 days ago

    I have never ate a twinkie

  • Mr. Businessman
    Mr. Businessman 14 days ago

    Don't you dare to treated twinkie like that female...!!

  • Ash The Pokemon Master

    Seriously, it hurts when she threw the twinkies away. I mean why buy a mountain of twinkies? One is enough to show what it is!WHY?!

  • Madison Falco
    Madison Falco 15 days ago

    All pastry chefs gasped at chiffon😂

  • Jérôme Frenchie
    Jérôme Frenchie 15 days ago

    Did she actually throw away all that food? Wow. So much waste. I don't need anything more to say goodbye to this channel.

  • Stopher2475
    Stopher2475 16 days ago

    They're not the same as when I was young. The creme is totally different. It's not as good. I think they tried to make them more healthy.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen 17 days ago

    Andy: BRADLEY????? NO!!!
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Lisa Shelton
    Lisa Shelton 18 days ago

    I have nothing against snack cakes, but Twinkies are so bland. The only ones I liked were the banana ones.

  • Gian Carlo Ilagan
    Gian Carlo Ilagan 18 days ago

    How could you throw away those twinkies!? :(

  • Memoryburn
    Memoryburn 18 days ago

    I knew she was attractive but her rear end is magnificent! And so is her baking!

  • Béranger Seguin
    Béranger Seguin 18 days ago

    Wow, one of the only videos in this series where the recipe is actually doable :)

  • iSaNg dALaGAng PiLipiNA

    Why the hell did you just throw twinkies in the trash??

  • Hari Chandana Mabbu
    Hari Chandana Mabbu 19 days ago

    Craire! David made your recipe!!

  • Carly Cuthrell
    Carly Cuthrell 19 days ago +2

    HI CLAIRE! I would loveeeee to see you try to recreate Takis! One because I’m curious to what’s in them, and two I need a healthier alternative to these flaming red artificial rolled chips because they are addictive!!

    • Christopher Rojas
      Christopher Rojas 15 days ago

      I'm just going on thinking maybe you're Hispanic and know Hispanic foods buh imagine if she recreated "Gansitos™"

  • jammadamma
    jammadamma 19 days ago

    Claire is thicc. Mmm :)

  • EmptySergeant
    EmptySergeant 19 days ago +1

    why did you buy them to just throw them aeay

  • aboodz
    aboodz 19 days ago

    1:53 when Claire throws out all the twinkies... I literally gasped!

  • Caleb Davio
    Caleb Davio 19 days ago

    The fat middle schooler in me cried when you tossed away the Twinkies.

  • muddin muddin
    muddin muddin 20 days ago

    wasting twinkys that should be jail time :)

  • who else but zane?
    who else but zane? 20 days ago

    There are starving children in Africa
    1:53

  • ll 5
    ll 5 20 days ago +1

    You threw all of them away?
    That's such a waist

  • Alphadog1645
    Alphadog1645 21 day ago

    They wasted all those tw8nkies in the beggining

  • Benjamin Carter
    Benjamin Carter 21 day ago

    Where can I find these recipes?

  • Subway Steward Protectron

    I can't believe I just so a "chef" throw into the bin so much food. It doesn't matter if it's trash food, it's still food. There is people starving out there for f sake.

  • Ahmed Idrees
    Ahmed Idrees 21 day ago

    Did she waste all those twinkies 😡

  • Ricky Pyle
    Ricky Pyle 22 days ago

    Can you substitute cornbread and pipe in hot chili?

  • Draggy Leong
    Draggy Leong 22 days ago

    She trying to cook is exactly how I cook

  • Gabriel Light
    Gabriel Light 22 days ago

    58:1 قَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ يَسْمَعُ تَحَاوُرَكُمَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ
    58:2 الَّذِينَ يُظَاهِرُونَ مِنكُم مِّن نِّسَائِهِم مَّا هُنَّ أُمَّهَاتِهِمْ إِنْ أُمَّهَاتُهُمْ إِلَّا اللَّائِي وَلَدْنَهُمْ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَيَقُولُونَ مُنكَرًا مِّنَ الْقَوْلِ وَزُورًا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَعَفُوٌّ غَفُورٌ
    58:3 وَالَّذِينَ يُظَاهِرُونَ مِن نِّسَائِهِمْ ثُمَّ يَعُودُونَ لِمَا قَالُوا فَتَحْرِيرُ رَقَبَةٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن يَتَمَاسَّا ذَٰلِكُمْ تُوعَظُونَ بِهِ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ
    58:4 فَمَن لَّمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ شَهْرَيْنِ مُتَتَابِعَيْنِ مِن قَبْلِ أَن يَتَمَاسَّا فَمَن لَّمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَإِطْعَامُ سِتِّينَ مِسْكِينًا ذَٰلِكَ لِتُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللَّهِ وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
    58:5 إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحَادُّونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ كُبِتُوا كَمَا كُبِتَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَقَدْ أَنزَلْنَا آيَاتٍ بَيِّنَاتٍ وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابٌ مُّهِينٌ
    58:6 يَوْمَ يَبْعَثُهُمُ اللَّهُ جَمِيعًا فَيُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا عَمِلُوا أَحْصَاهُ اللَّهُ وَنَسُوهُ وَاللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
    58:7 أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مَا يَكُونُ مِن نَّجْوَىٰ ثَلَاثَةٍ إِلَّا هُوَ رَابِعُهُمْ وَلَا خَمْسَةٍ إِلَّا هُوَ سَادِسُهُمْ وَلَا أَدْنَىٰ مِن ذَٰلِكَ وَلَا أَكْثَرَ إِلَّا هُوَ مَعَهُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كَانُوا ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا عَمِلُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
    58:8 أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ نُهُوا عَنِ النَّجْوَىٰ ثُمَّ يَعُودُونَ لِمَا نُهُوا عَنْهُ وَيَتَنَاجَوْنَ بِالْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَمَعْصِيَتِ الرَّسُولِ وَإِذَا جَاءُوكَ حَيَّوْكَ بِمَا لَمْ يُحَيِّكَ بِهِ اللَّهُ وَيَقُولُونَ فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ لَوْلَا يُعَذِّبُنَا اللَّهُ بِمَا نَقُولُ حَسْبُهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ يَصْلَوْنَهَا فَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ
    58:9 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا تَنَاجَيْتُمْ فَلَا تَتَنَاجَوْا بِالْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَمَعْصِيَتِ الرَّسُولِ وَتَنَاجَوْا بِالْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
    58:10 إِنَّمَا النَّجْوَىٰ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ لِيَحْزُنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَلَيْسَ بِضَارِّهِمْ شَيْئًا إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
    58:11 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمْ تَفَسَّحُوا فِي الْمَجَالِسِ فَافْسَحُوا يَفْسَحِ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَإِذَا قِيلَ انشُزُوا فَانشُزُوا يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ
    58:12 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نَاجَيْتُمُ الرَّسُولَ فَقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيْ نَجْوَاكُمْ صَدَقَةً ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَأَطْهَرُ فَإِن لَّمْ تَجِدُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
    58:13 أَأَشْفَقْتُمْ أَن تُقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيْ نَجْوَاكُمْ صَدَقَاتٍ فَإِذْ لَمْ تَفْعَلُوا وَتَابَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمْ فَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَاللَّهُ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ
    58:14 أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ تَوَلَّوْا قَوْمًا غَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِم مَّا هُم مِّنكُمْ وَلَا مِنْهُمْ وَيَحْلِفُونَ عَلَى الْكَذِبِ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ
    58:15 أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا إِنَّهُمْ سَاءَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

  • teigrgwyn
    teigrgwyn 23 days ago

    they talk about cooking like math people talk about calc problem

  • christian bradley asuncion

    Why wasting food? U could give it to homeless.

  • Christopher
    Christopher 24 days ago +1

    Acid yellow 5 = Something you'll also find in gasoline.

  • Francois Van Wyk
    Francois Van Wyk 25 days ago

    PLEASE make Tim Tam

  • Kristen Walker
    Kristen Walker 25 days ago

    Pop tarts

  • Ava Collins
    Ava Collins 25 days ago

    try any of the hostess desserts! (snowballs, cupcakes, donettes, etc.)

  • KillerTuna
    KillerTuna 25 days ago +2

    Please do gourmet chocolate coated malt balls

  • O r i j u n o
    O r i j u n o 25 days ago +1

    3:30 only guys can understand this lol

  • Jerry Tuerke
    Jerry Tuerke 25 days ago

    Do butterfinger bb’s

  • E B
    E B 26 days ago

    my favorite part is her absolutely smashing the Twinkie in her hand

  • Nevaeh Smith
    Nevaeh Smith 27 days ago

    I'd love to see you try making charleston chew candies if you haven't already!

  • Olivia Williams
    Olivia Williams 28 days ago

    I'm just binge-watching this series

  • Aiden Sage
    Aiden Sage 28 days ago

    Anyone else notice she is at the wrong desk 😂

  • Grumpy Pentagon
    Grumpy Pentagon 29 days ago

    The editors have grown so much in terms of concealing how *unbearably* smug everyone in the test kitchen is (except Brad, I guess)

  • Reed Phillips
    Reed Phillips Month ago

    I'm still confused as to why these get billed as making a "gourmet" version rather than just a homemade version? Recreating something exactly but in a home kitchen isn't gourmet

  • Da Ga
    Da Ga Month ago

    Claire, Molly, Chris and Carla are what people comeback for! You guys are talented, funny and entertaining. The others are just dead weight. You 4 Rock! Thanks so much for teaching us, making us laugh and the cause of hunger pangs as we watch you do your magic. Thanks to you 4 for all you do!

  • TheMightyKinkle
    TheMightyKinkle Month ago

    1:54 Did she just throw them all away? What a waste

  • MysteryMelon3
    MysteryMelon3 Month ago

    It was so annoying to watch her throw away the twinkies stop wasting so much food

  • amber obrien
    amber obrien Month ago

    Why didn’t she just try a bigger pipping tip

  • Sam M
    Sam M Month ago +1

    Please make gourmet star crunches! Like the little Debbie things

  • Angela Marchbanks
    Angela Marchbanks Month ago

    I've been wanting to figure out the zinger. Haven't been able to get the raspberry flavor right

  • I've Lost Faith In Humanity

    why buy so many twinkies if yall wont eat em

  • Brent Taylor Art
    Brent Taylor Art Month ago

    From this video I learned that the makers of the lowly Twinkie are geniuses.

  • Jessie
    Jessie Month ago

    Pretentiousness on overload.

  • Austin Reed
    Austin Reed Month ago +1

    She really just threw 24 twinkies away. I cried

  • Lexi Hutchinson
    Lexi Hutchinson Month ago

    Gourmet Somoas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Omar Pharmacist
    Omar Pharmacist Month ago

    They always waste food for facts

  • Omar Pharmacist
    Omar Pharmacist Month ago

    Am wondering how much food and products you are using and in the end it goes to the garbage how sad

  • 1234qwer
    1234qwer Month ago +1

    I hate twinkies and any type of cake that has no flavor at all (3 drops of vanilla isnt a flavor for me). I like cakes that have spices or flavorings, maybe imma make a twinkie with cardamum & cinammon

  • Daniel Goslin
    Daniel Goslin Month ago +1

    I will protect her with my life

  • iiMYS007
    iiMYS007 Month ago

    1:53 Okay, I love you and all Claire but why throw out that whole mountain of Twinkies? You could leave it in the kitchen for people to eat or maybe even just give it to a homeless person or something.

  • Liana Sarmas
    Liana Sarmas Month ago +2

    please do gourmet tim tams

  • martha grey
    martha grey Month ago +5

    Please PLEASE make an episode on butterfinger!!! It's my favorite candy and has been my entire life
    And they are changing the recipe :(
    So I may never have the chance to enjoy it ever again...
    I already tried the "improved recipe" and it tastes nothing like the original.

  • Natalie Loves
    Natalie Loves Month ago

    we all need a brad at work.

  • globldygloop _
    globldygloop _ Month ago

    Home👏Made👏Twinkies👏

  • Kaitlyn McGrath
    Kaitlyn McGrath Month ago +1

    You should do Lindt Lindor Truffles

  • Junifarben Lifestyle
    Junifarben Lifestyle Month ago +4

    What do you call a bus full of white kids:


    I wonder.

  • Kevin Leugan
    Kevin Leugan Month ago +1

    I imagine all the stuff Claire makes is essentially what the original chefs intended to sell before their marketing person told them to make it as fast as possible, as cheap as possible, and let machines do it. Oh and make sure it has a shelf life much longer than edible things should have. Absolutely love this series.

  • The Truth
    The Truth Month ago

    She's a hottie in that kitchen

  • The Black Cat
    The Black Cat Month ago

    I dislike Twinkies with an unbridled passion. Absolutely nasty! If there a world ending crisis and I had only two choices to eat; Spam or Twinkies. I would choose Spam and Spam is diguisting!

  • Thomas Hufford
    Thomas Hufford Month ago

    All Twinkies need to be thrown out. High Fructose corn syrup is very bad for you , not only bad but they have found Mercury in some of the syrup.

  • Brandon Peh
    Brandon Peh Month ago

    This video seems a little rushed for some reason

  • Sherlyn Calangian
    Sherlyn Calangian Month ago

    Gourmet Pepero! ❤