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An one-layered frosting, locked candy, chocolate, and liquorice swirl, the first former 4 blockers in the game.

Blockers are the most common form of secondary element in Candy Crush Saga designed to obstruct matches and create obstacles. These objects can take on one or more of the following functions:

Typically, blockers take up a square (except cake bombs, which occupy four, and curls/fences which go between squares). Blockers threaten the combination of candies and can often be very annoying. There are various blockers 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 specials. Some blockers are harder to remove than others, immune to most effects, or even permanent throughout the level.

Blockers are the main obstacles of the board, so it is advisable to clear them as quickly as possible in most levels. Players may also have to collect blockers as part of the order for candy order levels. Nearly every level has at least one type of blocker. Levels can have up to five to ten different types of blockers, or even more.

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

  • Liquorice swirls, marmalade, and frosting prevent chocolate or dark chocolate from spreading or strategically disadvantageous special candies going off.
  • Chocolate can engulf a candy bomb, while magic mixers can help fulfill orders while also replacing candy bombs or other blockers..
  • Liquorice Shells can be converted into Color Bombs which can assist in forming consecutive Color Bomb+Color Bomb combos or other Color Bomb + Special Candy bombos.
  • Magic mixers and bubblegum pops explode after clearing.
  • Bobbers spawn jelly fish when hit.

List of blockers[]

Notes:

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

Image

Blocker Name First appearance Unique properties Overall Threat
One-layered Icing new.pngTwo-layered Icing new.pngThree-layered Icing new.pngFour-layered Icing new.pngFive-layered Icing new.png Frosting

1: Episode 1 Level 2
2: Episode 5 Level 51
3: Episode 7 Level 81
4: Episode 8 Level 104
5: Episode 12 Level 156

It is now 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
Marmalade.png Marmalade

Episode 2
Level 11

A weak blocker usually protecting another candy. At time of release, protects special candies, but in later levels, they can hold normal candies and even blockers. None or Very low
Liquorice Lock new.png Liquorice lock Episode 3
Level 21
Prevents candies from being moved or destroyed. May also hold candy bombs and other special forms of candies. Medium
Liquorice Swirl new.png Liquorice swirl Normal: Episode 4
Level 36

Locked: Episode 4 Level 50

Cannot be matched, and resistant to striped candy powers. However, they are mobile, similar to toffee swirls. 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, marmalade, sugar chests or crystals.


Beneficial (score bonus)

None ( if moves counter have a lower number that bomb one)

Chocolate new.png Chocolate Normal: Episode 11
Level 141

Locked: Episode 11
Level 151

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

Somewhat high

Beneficial, if replacing bombs or sugar keys

Chocolate Spawner (new).gif Chocolate fountain Normal: Episode 14
Level 186

Locked: Episode 108
Level 1604

Permanent throughout the level.

Produces chocolate after a certain number of moves when there are no chocolates on the board. (usually 2 moves)

Very high
One-layered Toffee Swirl.pngTwo-layered Toffee Swirl.pngThree-layered Toffee Swirl.pngFour-layered Toffee Swirl.pngFive-layered Toffee Swirl.png Toffee Swirl

Episode 21
Level 351]]

Maximum of five layers. Very similar to multilayered frosting but it is mobile, like a multilayered liquorice swirl. Somewhat low to Somewhat 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 35 Level 501

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 : Episode 185 Level 2764 Requires three hits to destroy. On the third hit, it turns into a colour bomb.

Very High
Beneficial (colour bomb).
One-layered Dark Chocolate.pngTwo-layered Dark Chocolate.pngThree-layered Dark Chocolate.png Dark Chocolate

Episode 68
Level 1003

Maximum of three layers. It is very similar to regular chocolate. Somewhat high to Very high
MagicMixernew1.gif Magic mixer Normal: Episode 90 Level 1326

Locked: Episode 107 Level 1590

It can produce predetermined blockers on the board per three moves (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 the blocker it spawned and its amount.

Beneficial when it spawns blockers part of the order and when it gives a 5×5 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 (jelly fish)
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 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 prevent switches and absorb special candy and secondary effects. Always stationary "above" the board, as candies pass through them, and they remain stationary even over conveyor belts. 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 entirely 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. Encases moveable elements such as candies, protecting the encased element from special candies and secondary effects, and preventing ingredients from being collected. 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 261]]

Maximum of five layers, similar to Icing. 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 (3×3 blast).

Rainbow Rapid's Mold.png Rainbow Rapids Episode 476
Level 7116
Endpoint of a rainbow rapid. One need to collected rainbow candies by linking to any rainbow rapid to the mold, in which the mold is destroyed. 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.

Upgraded variant of candy cane fences, 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 with a tinted translucent window. The order type and quantity are overlaid above the order lock. Can be of various rectangular sizes, and each order lock supports at most one order. Depends 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
Encases elements, including candies and more blockers. Consists of a moving skull of 5 layers and a series of pedestals. The skull moves around the pedestals in a predetermined and repeating pattern. Once you match candies next to the pedestal with the skull, the skull moves to another one. If the skull is destroyed, all the pedestals are destroyed as well. 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 Episode 586
Level 8766
Maximum of 4 charges. Once per move when it gets hit, it generates an effect corresponding to the special candy in this blocker. Very low to Medium

Beneficial (special candy effect)

Dark Chocolate Fountain.gif Dark Chocolate Fountain Episode 613
Level 9171
Permanent throughout the level.

Produces dark chocolate after a certain number of moves when there are no dark chocolates on the board. These fountains depend on how many layers, since it spawns one to three layered dark chocolate from the fountain.

Very high to Nearly infinite
Jelly Jar Preview.pngJelly Jar Preview 2.png Jelly Jar Episode 643
Level 9621
Only found in jelly levels and mixed levels requiring jelly. Maximum of 2 layers. When destroyed, it makes a range-2 diamond-shaped explosion and adds one-layer jelly to the range. (Jellies more than 2 layers will be collected.) Very low to Low

Beneficial (1-3-5-3-1 explosion and spawns jelly needed to complete the level)

Cobra1.pngCobra2.pngCobra3.pngCobra4.pngCobra5.png Candy Cobra Episode 699
Level 10461
When fully charged, the candy cobra charges towards its corresponding basket, destroying everything in its path and creating new tiles on empty spaces. Very low to Somewhat high

Beneficial (destroys all destructible elements in its path and creates tiles)

Candy cylinder.png Wonderful Wrapper TBA A candy wrapper with coloured stripes that can only be removed by matching adjacent candies with the same colour next to the wrapper, or by hitting it with special candies. Once all stripes are removed, the wrapper breaks open and reveals special candies. TBA (in terms of how hard it is to destroy)
Beneficial (releases special candies)
Regular meringue.png Regular icing

Normal:
Episode 3
Level 21

Locked:
Episode 199
Level 2969

It was the first blocker to be introduced in the game. It acted the same as a one-layered frosting, and was considered to be the second easiest blocker in the game (behind Marmalade) before it became functionally identical to a one-layered Frosting. Low
Toffee-Tornado.png Toffee Tornado

Episode 29

Level 411

Randomly moved around every two turns (one before its third nerf), destroying candies (and sometimes blockers), and blocking the tiles with cracks. 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.

Nearly infinite or Extremely high depending on incarnation.

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Trivia[]

  • The most infamous blockers of Candy Crush Saga are: chocolate fountains (both types), candy bombs, five-layered frosting, five-layered sugar chests, liquorice shell, magic mixer (formerly known as evil spawner), and liquorice fences because of their properties and the difficulty (or, in some cases, impossibility) of destroying them.
  • Colour bomb + colour bomb combination can strip a layer from or remove all of the blockers, except chocolate fountains, 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.
    • Bonbon blitz creates the effect of the special candy shown on it.
    • 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 Lemonade Lake, blockers are required. Some levels rely entirely on magic mixers to complete.
  • Level 275 currently has an useless candy bomb dispenser. That is because it is covered up by a chocolate fountain.
  • 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 behaviour.
  • No new blockers were introduced in 2016. Ironically, this was the same year when blocker orders were introduced.
  • The blockers that didn't appeared in moves levels prior to their removal are toffee tornado, liquorice curl, liquorice fence, order lock, sour skull, bonbon blitz, dark chocolate fountain and jelly jars. Toffee tornadoes were present in only a few levels before their removal, while liquorice curls, liquorice fences, order locks, sour skulls, bonbon blitz, and dark chocolate fountains were introduced after moves levels were phased out and jelly jars only appear in levels where jelly is required.
  • Since 2017, a new blocker is always introduced in the early part of the year (no later than April).

Notes[]

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 Toffee Swirl.png Two-layered Toffee Swirl.png Three-layered Toffee Swirl.png Four-layered Toffee Swirl.png Five-layered Toffee Swirl.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
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 Dark Chocolate Fountain.gif One-layered Jelly Jar.png Two-layered Jelly Jar.png
Cobra1.png Cobra2.png Cobra3.png Cobra4.png Cobra5.png Wonderfulwrapperempty.png
Discontinued
Regular Icing.png Toffee-Tornado.png
Candy Crush Saga secondary elements
HTML5 and Flash
Teleporter3.png Dispenser new.png Conveyor (trans).png Conveyor portal green.png Candykey6.png Frog2.png Ufo5.gif
Discontinued
Mystery Candy.png Chameleon Candies (4).png Extra Moves Candy.png
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