A 1-layered frosting, locked candy, chocolate, and liquorice swirl, the first 4 blockers in the game.

A blocker is a type of secondary element in Candy Crush Saga. These objects can take on one or more of the following functions:

Typically, blockers take up a square (except cake bombs, which occupy four squares). Blockers threaten the combination of candies and can be very annoying. There are many different types of blockers introduced throughout the game. Every blocker has unique properties, such as chocolate being able to multiply if not broken in one move, and liquorice swirls being resistant to special candies. Some blockers are easier to remove than others. Blockers cannot be swapped with other candies, except liquorice swirl, candy bomb, and waffle blockers.

Blockers are the main obstacles of the board, so it is advisable to clear them as quickly as possible. Nearly every level has at least one type of blocker. Levels can have up to five to ten types of blockers, however, since the addition of magic mixers, there can be even more.

  • The first level to have two different types of blockers is level 37.
  • The first to have three different types of blockers is level 52.
  • The first to have four different types of blockers is level 104.
  • The first to have five different types of blockers is level 107.

Despite some blockers being a nuisance, some blockers are useful. For example:

  • Liquorice swirls, marmalade, and frosting can prevent chocolate from spreading.
  • Chocolate can engulf a candy bomb.
  • Marmalade sometimes guards special candies to use to your advantage.
  • Magic Mixers and bubblegum pops can explode after clearing.
  • Bobbers spawn jelly fish when hit.

Since Divine Diner (level 32 unofficially due to a redesign), players may have to collect blockers as part of the order for candy order levels.

List of blockers[edit | edit source]

Notes:

  • Strikethrough blockers indicate removed blockers (they used to exist in the game, but now got removed).
  • Bold blockers indicate HTML5-exclusive blockers.

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Blocker Name First appearance Unique properties Overall Threat
Regular meringue.png Regular icing

Normal:
 Episode 3
Level 21

Locked:
 Episode 199
Level 2969

It is the first blocker to be introduced before it got removed. Low
Liquorice Lock new.png Liquorice lock Episode 3
Level 27
Prevents candies from being moved or destroyed. May also hold candy bombs and other special forms of candies. Medium
Chocolate new.png Chocolate Normal: Epsiode 11
Level 141

Locked: Episode 13
Level 177

Multiplies and replaces an adjacent candy if not broken in a move.

Somewhat high

Beneficial, if replacing bombs or sugar keys

Marmalade.png Marmalade

Episode 3
Level 24

A weaker version of the liquorice lock. Usually protects special candies, but in later levels, they can hold normal candies and even blockers. None or Very low
Liquorice Swirl new.png Liquorice swirl Normal: Episode 4
Level 36

Locked: Episode 181 Level 2704

Cannot be matched, and resistant to special candy powers. However, they are mobile, similar to Waffles. Medium
Candy Bomb Green.png Candy bomb Episode 8
Level 96
Limits the number of available moves, unless cleared.

Grant large point boosts when cleared, especially with a colour bomb.

Moves vary from just 1-move Bomb to 99-move Bomb.

Variable depending on the counter. Even higher if under liquorice locks, sugar chests or crystals.

Beneficial (3000 point bonus)

One-layered Icing new.pngTwo-layered Icing new.pngThree-layered Icing new.pngFour-layered Icing new.pngFive-layered Icing new.png Multilayered Frosting

1: Episode 3 Level 21
2: Episode 5 Level 51
3: Episode 7 Level 81
4: Episode 10 Level 126
5: Episode 12 Level 156

It is the first blocker to be introduced, and it has a maximum of five layers. The one-layered version is the easiest one to be cleared. Low to High
Chocolate Spawner (new).gif Chocolate spawner Normal: Episode 14
Level 186

Locked: Episode 108
Level 1596 Level 1604

Permanent throughout the level.

Produces chocolate after a certain number of moves when there are no chocolates on the board.

Very high
Cake Bomb new design.png Cake bomb Episode 26 Level 366 Occupies 4 tiles. Each tile takes two adjacent matches to remove the slices. Clears the entire board when all slices are cleared. Variable depending on the level. Can be useful in some cases.

1-Layer MultiLock.png2-Layer MultiLock.png3-Layer MultiLock.png4-Layer MultiLock.png5-Layer MultiLock.png Sugar chest Episode 49 Level 711 Chests are single-tile stationary blockers that cannot be moved. Candies inside chests also cannot be matched. Chests are containers that contain certain locked-up items. Low to Somewhat high
Licoriceshell1.pngLicoriceshell2.pngLicoriceshell3.png Liquorice Shell

Normal: Episode 53 Level 771

Locked (Unofficial): Episode 185 Level 2764

Locked (Official): Episode 186 Level 2776

Completely resilient to normal matches. Absorbs special candy powers (like liquorice blockers, except liquorice lock).

It can only be hit by special candies and must take three hits to destroy. On the third hit, it turns into a colour bomb.

High
Beneficial (colour bomb).
MagicMixernew1.gif Magic mixer Unofficial: Episode 47 Level 686

Normal: Episode 90 Level 1326

Locked: Episode 107 Level 1590

It can produce predetermined blockers on the board per three moves and sometimes two or four (if this blocker does not get hit by adjacent match or special candy effect).

Can also make certain Candy Order levels rely entirely on Magic Mixers.

High to Nearly infinite depending on spawn type, amount, and frequency.

Beneficial when it spawns blockers part of the order and when it gives a 5x5 blast.

Bobber.png Bobber Normal: Episode 162 Level 2406

Locked: Episode 179 Level 2662

Permanent throughout the level.

Spawns jelly fish when hit by special candy effects, and is used beneficially. The jelly fish spawned from bobber swim like activating jelly fish on the board, and will usually target difficult or strategic spaces.

Beneficial
Wall space.png Candy Cane Fence Episode 218 Level 3246 Permanent throughout the level.

Appears between tiles, much like ingredient exits and teleporters. If a blocker is on one side of the candy cane then matches on the other side will not affect. Blocks candies from falling, as well as chocolate from spreading. It is impossible to swap candies from one side of the candy cane to the other. Special candies cannot be made if the candy cane is involved, but the effects of said candies stay the same.

Variable, but can help block chocolate.
One-layered Waffle.pngTwo-layered Waffle.pngThree-layered Waffle.pngFour-layered Waffle.pngFive-layered Waffle.png Waffle

Unofficial:
Episode 30
Level 434

Official:
Episode 235
Level 3501

Maximum of five layers. Very similar to multilayered frosting but it is mobile, like a multilayered liquorice swirl. Can get "eaten" by chocolate. Somewhat low to Somewhat high
One-layered Dark Chocolate.pngTwo-layered Dark Chocolate.pngThree-layered Dark Chocolate.png Dark Chocolate

Unofficial:
Episode 68
Level 1003

Official:
Episode 249
Level 3711

Maximum of three layers. It is very similar to regular chocolate. Somewhat high to Very high
One-layered Candy Cane Curls.png  Two-layered Candy Cane Curls.png  Three-layered Candy Cane Curls.png Candy Cane Curl

Episode 274
Level 4086

Maximum of three layers. They are multilayered breakable candy cane blockers. Medium to High
One-layered Crystal.pngTwo-layered Crystal.pngThree-layered Crystal.png Crystal Candy

Episode 308
Level 4596

Maximum of three layers. They are similar to marmalade and liquorice locks. Low to Medium
Rainbow Twist 1.pngRainbow Twist 2.pngRainbow Twist 3.pngRainbow Twist 4.pngRainbow Twist 5.png Rainbow Twist

Episode 380
Level 5676

Maximum of five layers. Linked together in a chain that can be destroyed by clearing any one of the rainbow twists within the chain. Somewhat low to High
One-layered Sugar Coat.pngTwo-layered Sugar Coat.pngThree-layered Sugar Coat.png Sugar Coat

Episode 401
Level 5991

Maximum of three layers. It can encase candies and other objects and it can move. It is the first movable encasing blocker. Somewhat high to Very high
Bubblegum Pop 1.pngBubblegum Pop 2.pngBubblegum Pop 3.pngBubblegum Pop 4.pngBubblegum Pop 5.png Bubblegum Pop

Episode 437
Level 6531

Maximum of five layers. When destroyed, it generates a 3X3 explosion like a wrapped candy. It originally looked identical to Fizz from Candy Crush Friends Saga before it was redesigned. Very low to Somewhat high

Beneficial (3x3 blast).

Toffee-Tornado.png Toffee Tornado

Episode 29

Level 411

Randomly moves around every two turns (one before its third nerf), destroying candies (and sometimes blockers), and blocking the tiles. Can make an entire level luck-based and unpredictable, and often greatly increases its difficulty.

Note: This blocker has been nerfed three times before finally being eliminated from the entire game.

Extremely high

Rainbow Rapid's Mold.png Rainbow Rapids Episode 476
Level 7116
Generates a rainbow from the top vertically. It could be collected or destroyed by linking to any rainbow rapids. Low to High
Licorice curl 1 layer.png  Licorice curl 2 layer.png  Licorice curl 3 layer.png Liquorice Curl Episode 507
Level 7581
Maximum of three layers. They are multilayered breakable candy cane blockers, that absorb special candy powers. This blocker also blocks the effect of wrapped candies (unlike liquorice swirls, which only block striped candy effects). High to Extremely high
Licorice fence.png Liquorice Fence Episode 508
Level 7596
Permanent throughout the level.

It's a variant of candy cane fence, which absorbs special candy effects. Therefore, if there's a blocker inside that space, the only ways to destroy that blocker without boosters are CB+CB combination, landing candy frog in that space (only applies when there's another grid for candy frog to enter), and cake bomb explosion. Otherwise, boosters are inevitable. It even blocks the effect of wrapped candy effects and bubblegum pop explosion. So, five-layered frosting, bubblegum pop, and liquorice shell may become much stronger if they're inside that space. It's red and black, instead of red and white (the colours of the original candy cane fence).

Nearly infinite

Beneficial when blocking chocolate and the specific layout.

Order lock blocker.png Order Lock Episode 528
Level 7896
It's a blocker that encases other elements and can only be cleared by fulfilling certain candy orders. It resembles an orange picture frame. Variable, depending on the order type and the amount required to unlock.
Sour Skull layer 0.pngSour Skull layer 1.pngSour Skull layer 2.pngSour Skull layer 3.pngSour Skull layer 4.pngSour Skull layer 5.png Sour Skull Episode 537
Level 8031
Maximum of 5 layers. Once you match candies next to the pedestal, it moves to another one, and if it is destroyed, other pedestals were destroyed. It also encases blockers and ingredients. High
Four-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz.pngFour-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.pngFour-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.pngFour-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz.pngFour-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Bonbon Blitz TBA
TBA TBA

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The most infamous blockers of Candy Crush Saga are: chocolate, chocolate spawners, candy bombs, five-layered frosting, five-layered sugar chests, liquorice shell and magic mixer (formerly known as evil spawner) because of their properties and the difficulty of destroying them.
  • Colour bomb + colour bomb combination can strip a layer from or remove all of the blockers, except chocolate spawners, sugar chests, bobbers, and candy cane fences.
  • On HTML5, there used to be a glitch, so bobbers unofficially appeared in levels 426-434. The glitch has been fixed.
  • Blockers can sometimes be beneficial in certain cases.
    • Magic mixers can help you collect the blockers to complete the order, and you have to completely rely on them in certain cases. It can also give you a 5x5 blast, which can help in completing the objective.
    • Bobbers give you jelly fish when hit.
    • Bubblegum pop gives you a 3x3 blast, which can also help in completing the objective.
    • Liquorice Shell gives you colour bombs when popped three times.
    • When a coconut wheel is set off, and there is a blocker in front of a colour bomb, or another coconut wheel, it will prevent the active wheel from setting off those blocked special candies.
    • They can also prevent the impact of detrimental blockers.
    • Immobile blockers are also helpful when blocking out a candy bomb/liquorice dispenser, or preventing chocolate from passing through.
  • Since Divine Diner, blockers are required. Some levels rely entirely on magic mixers to complete.
  • Level 275 currently has a useless candy bomb dispenser. That is because it is covered up by a chocolate spawner.
  • As of level 5098, certain immobile blockers can be moved by the conveyor belt. If proven, they are known as semi-immovable blockers. However, even though they can be moved, they still retain their old behavior.
  • No new blockers were introduced in 2016. Ironically, this was the same year when blocker orders were introduced.

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Candy Crush Saga blockers
HTML5 and Flash Blockers
One-layered Icing new.png Two-layered Icing new.png Three-layered Icing new.png Four-layered Icing new.png Five-layered Icing new.png Marmalade mobile.png Liquorice Lock.png New swirl.png Candy Bomb Green.png Chocolate new.png Chocolate Spawner (new).gif
Cake Bomb new design.png 1-Layer MultiLock.png 2-Layer MultiLock.png 3-Layer MultiLock.png 4-Layer MultiLock.png 5-Layer MultiLock.png Licoriceshell1.png Licoriceshell2.png Licoriceshell3.png MagicMixernew1.gif Bobber.png
HTML5-exclusive
Wall space.png One-layered Waffle.png Two-layered Waffle.png Three-layered Waffle.png Four-layered Waffle.png Five-layered Waffle.png One-layered Dark Chocolate.png Two-layered Dark Chocolate.png Three-layered Dark Chocolate.png One-layered Candy Cane Curls.png Two-layered Candy Cane Curls.png Three-layered Candy Cane Curls.png
One-layered Crystal.png Two-layered Crystal.png Three-layered Crystal.png Rainbow Twist 1.png Rainbow Twist 2.png Rainbow Twist 3.png Rainbow Twist 4.png Rainbow Twist 5.png Sugar Coat 1.png Sugar Coat 2.png Sugar Coat 3.png
Bubblegum Pop 1.png Bubblegum Pop 2.png Bubblegum Pop 3.png Bubblegum Pop 4.png Bubblegum Pop 5.png Rainbow Rapid's Mold.png Licorice curl 1 layer.png Licorice curl 2 layer.png Licorice curl 3 layer.png Licorice fence.png Order lock blocker.png One-layered Sour Skull.png
Upcoming
One-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz.png Two-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz.png Three-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz.png Four-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz.png One-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Two-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Three-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Four-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png One-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Two-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Three-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Four-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png
One-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz.png Two-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz.png Three-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz.png Four-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz.png One-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Two-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Three-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png Four-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz.png
Discontinued
Regular Icing.png Popcorn blocker.png Toffee-Tornado.png
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