Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to expand her gourmet snack portfolio, this time taking on a tasty treat from Japan. Can she pull off the crispy and sweet combo moves required for delicious chocolate, matcha, cookies & cream, and strawberry flake Pocky?
This bit of geeky fun comes courtesy of builder JohnO3, who created a machine which works like a giant dot-matrix printer. Except in this case, it deposits colorful and tangy Skittles to create its prints instead of droplets of ink. He provided the full build details on Instructables, should you want to build your own candy printer.
Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz is back in the test kitchen to make yet another popular snack. With their layers of chocolate, caramel, and crunchy cookies, it turns out that the shape, flavor, and texture of Twix bars are incredibly challenging and frustrating to replicate.
A tour of the production line at Mr. Mallo’s Van Damme marshmallow factory in Belgium, where an army of robotic machines extrude and squirt out tubes of sugar, gelatin, glucose syrup, dextrose, and other ingredients come together to form bite-sized sweet treats.
Here in the US, cotton candy is typically just a big fluffy pillow of spun sugar, but in China, it’s often turned into amazing works of edible art by street vendors. Watch as this candy chef in Chongqing, China turns sugar into an intricate multi-color flower. Oh the humanity at 8:11!
These candies start out with the texture and tartness of Nerds, but then smack you upside the head with the spice of one of the most intense peppers out there, the Carolina Reaper. Imagine eating little bits of hot lava, and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect.
Nowhere are KitKat candy bars more popular than they are in Japan. So we can think of no better place to see how the treats are made, then at the Nestlé Japan Kasumigaura factory. After viewing the whole playlist, we wondered if we just watched a Wes Anderson movie.
This classic How It’s Made takes us inside the Dubble Bubble factory, where they make mass quantities of chewy, fruity gum meant for blowing bubbles. And if you ever wondered if it was okay to swallow your gum, the “made of plastics and rubbers” bit might dissuade you.
The guys from Lofty Pursuits got their hands on a rusty old candymaking machine from the 1800s, and fully restored it so they could use it to crank out some strawberry shaped candies before returning it to the museum that found it. Buy the actual candies they made here.
As we’ve seen before, trying to replicate store-bought candies isn’t easy. In this cooking video from Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor and chef Claire Saffitz attempts to taste the rainbow with her own gourmet version of the colorful, chewy, tangy, crunchy-shelled candies.
Whether you call them “sprinkles,” “jimmies,” or “hundreds and thousands,” these candies are a fun way to add edible color to desserts. Go inside the Cake Mate factory to see the process that transforms shortening, sugar, colors, and flavorings into this festive topping.
Are you in love with yourself? Now you can lick your own face – or the face of anyone else you’d like to lick – thanks to Firebox. Simply send them a photograph of yourself or a person of your choice, and they’ll memorialize it in a giant tutti-frutti flavored sucker.
Fans of the sweet and spicy soft drink can get their flavor of choice in a new form factor – carnival food. This pinkish-hued cotton candy packs all 23 secret flavors that make up the zesty soda pop, packed into a 100% spun sugar treat. Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?
If there’s one thing that we love for breakfast, it’s a fat stack of buttermilk pancakes, slathered in butter and warm maple syrup. But if you’re craving that flavor while sitting on the bus, you can’t exactly whip out the griddle. Thankfully, Jelly Belly has us covered anytime.
Say cheers to Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle. Cooked in copper kettles, and packed with crunchy spanish peanuts, fresh brewed beer from the Shovel Town Brewery creates a buttery, nutty flavor with enough hoppiness to balance things out. Perfect for microbrew fans.
For its Halloween episode, How to Make Everything tried to make candy corn from scratch. He used corn, sugarcane, natural plant dye, and – we kid you not – a large bone that he found in the wild. In terms of success, this is on par with Will taking Bob’s advice.
Looks like we won’t be leaving the house because it’s football season now, so it’s a good thing that the Sweet Brittle Baking Company can ship, among other delicious treats, these Buckeye candies. Perfect for celebrating when The Ohio State beats that team up north.
Today’s cotton candy is made by heating and spinning sugar using a motor. Eater host Clifford Endo is here to show you how to make it the old fashioned way, using a technique similar to noodles, hand-pulling inverted sugar to make thousands of hair-thin sugar strands.