Pastry Chef Spends Three Days Trying To Make A Gourmet Version Of Cheetos

March 23, 2018


Regular Cheeto, left, and gourmet Cheeto (or possible shrimp tempura), right.

This is a video from Bon Appétit of senior food editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz's three day quest to create a gourmet version of Cheetos from scratch. But, just like tipster K Diddie mentioned, Why mess with perfection? The video is sixteen minutes long though so I'd be lying if I watched it all, but I did skip around and see plenty of orange slurry in blenders. I also hit up the vending machine and ate a bag of Cheetos while I was writing this (and one of Cool Ranch Doritos and a six-pack of those little powdered donuts if we're being completely honest) because, just like tipster K Diddie mentioned, Why mess with perfection? "You already said that." I feel like it was a point worth reiterating.

Keep going for the video while I argue with a coworker that Flamin' Hot already is the gourmet version of Cheetos.

Thanks to K Diddie, who agrees you know you're leaving the dream when your job involves trying to make fancier snack foods in a kitchen all day.

  • GeneralDisorder

    So... What's with the white streak in her hair? Is she trying to look old? Is she single? I'm asking for me of course because she's out of my league but I feel like she probably wouldn't know that.

  • Adibobea9

    As fun as this is, it's also pretty sad seeing professional cooks describe the flavor of Cheetos and give them such high praise…

  • GeneralDisorder

    Money can't buy taste. Neither can 25 years of being a chef apparently.

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