December 2, 2018

How to make your own Skittles.

This amused me:



That's one of 10 in a series, which you can see here. I've also watched the making of gourmet Cheetos. Very entertaining!

31 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

I didn't watch the video yet, so maybe it gets answered: to make the Skittles do you have to find a Unicorn first?

I am Laslo.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

They explain how.

They never explain why

Ann Althouse said...

"They never explain why."

It will be overwhelmingly clear that you should never want to do this, which is what's amusing, so it's easy to understand why the video is made and what's so cool about humble popular packaged foods.

stevew said...

That is very amusing. You should never try to do this, if you want Skittles just buy some. Don't try to make a No. 2 lead pencil either.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

How Skittle are made.

This video is a joke. 1.3 million+ people looking for answers, and all you see are skittles riding around on various conveyor belts.

Bob Boyd said...

I've made my own beer, but not my own skittles.

tcrosse said...

I've made my own beer, but not my own skittles.

Why not? Skittish?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The natural variety she made should be called Glee-Pips.

Bob Boyd said...

"Why not? Skittish?"

Drunk.
Shoulda made the skittles first I guess.

Darrell said...

Artisanal Skittles.
$2@

tcrosse said...

Oddly enough, I was just watching this: How to make SPAM at home. It's interesting to see what goes into the stuff, but it would be like going to great effort to counterfeit Venezuelan money.

AllenS said...

Better to know how to make SPAM than Skittles.

Fernandistein said...

With their discrimination against any variance in tone outside the small set of acceptable colors, Skittles have the effect of creating a stultifying homogeneity, which is the point and amounts, ultimately, to an eerie celebration of roundness.

SDaly said...

She's the Susan Sontag of the candy world.

SDaly said...

It's great for kids to see things that they take for granted coming out of box/bag actually made -- at home. I made marshmallows from scratch (admittedly very easy) with my daughter and she was amazed that we could do that at home with a few ingredients.

tola'at sfarim said...

Milton Friedman wants his pencil back

Josephbleau said...

Just what I need for my Travon Memorial artisanal purple drank!

Ann Althouse said...

I used to like to buy Skittles at the movie theater, but I didn't like the purple ones. In the theater, in the dark, you can't pick through them.

I was pleased to see pastry chef thought the purples were awful and decided not to do any (as she prepares the flavorings from fresh fruit).

J. Farmer said...

Fun prank: combine Skittles and peanut butter M&M’s

Stepper said...

Her lack of candy making experience is showing. Thermometers are inconsistent. You have to test the cooked sugar mixture by dropping it into a bowl of cold water to see how it congeals. If she'd used the cold water test instead of a thermometer, she would have gotten the taffy consistency right the first time.

But who makes candy nowadays?

gilbar said...

a fun video; she went to a LOT of trouble to make Skittles, i spent the whole time yelling
Is it going to be Shelf Stable??!!?? as she was making her Skittles. Her's looked tasty...
for the first month or two.

I REALLY liked the one on Cheetos, where they were tasting the real ones, and said they were delicious

Rob said...

Very sly of her, to ask male coworkers their opinion, which could lead an unwary person into mansplaining. By the end, the men had figured out her game and understood that the only acceptable opinion was to praise her. Peace once again reigns in the kingdom.

iowan2 said...

SPAM=Shoulder Pork and Ham
Watched the video, That knife is so dull it made me a little nauseous. Besides the wrong knife to do the trimming, yuck.
Hawaii is the nations largest consumer of SPAM. Not a mystery
I grew up with mom making headcheese. Which was so named because you boiled the hog head to get all the meat off the skull. Then add oatmeal, and family secret mix of seasonings. Mom had to go almost 10 years before her mother in law would trust her with the secret seasoning. Later, after they stopped doing home butchering, she just bought the cheapest pork cuts she could find.
Truly, the only thing that did not get used from the hog, was the squeal.(blood pudding, sausage casings, and a lot of stuff you dont want to think about.)

Bunkypotatohead said...

My neighbor made gourmet mac'n'cheese for her 2 daughters. They told her they liked Kraft better.
Some of the enjoyment of junk food is its junkiness.

Kevin said...

Thank you for this, I’ve watched the Twinkie one so far. I don’t like how she snobbishly trashes the original product though.

Michael The Magnificent said...

She reads off the ingredients, and then proceeds to ignore them and go her own way. As an engineer, I'd think you'd need to restrict yourself to the ingredient list (save for minor substitutions) in order to duplicate what you are claiming you are attempting to duplicate, limiting your variables to ratios, timing, temperature, and technique.

True story: I was once out photographing a waterfall (Menomonee Falls, though not that impressive of a waterfall) and I ran into an attractive woman also photographing the falls. While chatting her up, I asked what she did for a living, and she said she was a pastry chef. I immediately dropped to one knee and proposed marriage, which she graciously declined. But it did make her laugh.

Michael The Magnificent said...

I went through a sourdough baking phase. So good! But so many carbs. But so good! I'd bake a sourdough boule, bring it to work, or to a party, along with some real butter, honey, and olive oil, and it'd be GONE.

I wonder if my starter, hiding in the back of my fridge, is still alive. I should feed it and see.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

you all gotta try my artisanal gourmet pork rinds

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Kate said...

I had a little jolt as I realized I know who she is. My son's drawing of her made the Bon Appetit article about how popular she is as an illustration subject.

lee said...

Who cooks without their hair tied back!? That drove nuts to watch!