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Gold (also known as Gold Bars) is the premium currency in Candy Crush Saga. There is no proper lower-order currency in Candy Crush Saga, but Sugar Drops can be considered similar to it. Sugar drops were officially discontinued from the game in March 2020.

It was introduced on September 19, 2013, with the release of the 33rd episode, present-day Waffle Workshop (then called Cherry Chateau). Gold was tested during the spring and summer of 2013, before being added on most accounts, although not all accounts had gold bars.

On September 24, 2013, the game gave away 50 gold bars for free. In some events, you can earn gold bars from challenges. Meager amount of gold bars are most commonly won as prizes, via the (now deprecated) Sugar Drop Feature.

Gold can be used to buy boosters, lives (not recommended), and moves.

When you cursor on the icon, an inscription will show up: "Buy Gold Bars for your saga journey!".

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List of items that use gold bars[]

Item Icon Description Price
Extra Lives (!)
Extra Lives.PNG
Buy a full set of lives
Tip: Not recommended under any circumstances!
Goldbar.png 12
(any set)
Goldbar.png 69
(6h Live Forever)
Tickets (Flash only)
Ticket.png
Unlock the next episode directly without asking friends or waiting for help. Goldbar.png 9 (3 friends)

Goldbar.png 3 (per friend)

Please note that some boosters are Web-exclusive. In mobile, only the smallest booster package is available. These prices are used if you have ran out the corresponding boosters.

Item Icon Description Price Unit Price Gold Only
Extra Moves
Booster extra moves 5.png
Add 5 extra moves! Goldbar.png 10 10 (Booster)
2 (Move)
Yes
Lollipop Hammer
Booster lollipop hammer.png
Smash a candy! ×3: Goldbar.png 19
×9: Goldbar.png 49
×18: Goldbar.png 88
6.33
5.44
4.89
No
Free Switch
Booster free switch.png
Switch two candies that don't match! ×3: Goldbar.png 29
×9: Goldbar.png 79
×18: Goldbar.png 128
9.67
8.78
7.11
No
Color Bomb
Booster color bomb.png
Start the game with Color Bomb! ×3: Goldbar.png 9
×11: Goldbar.png 29
×18: Goldbar.png 38
3.00
2.67
2.11
No
Striped and Wrapped
Booster striped and wrapped.png
Start the game with Striped & Wrapped Candy! × 3: Goldbar.png 19
× 9: Goldbar.png 49
×18: Goldbar.png 88
6.33
5.44
4.89
No
Jelly Fish
Booster jelly fish.png
Adds Jelly Fish to the candy mix, which removes three pieces of jelly! ×3: Goldbar.png 19
×9: Goldbar.png 49
×18: Goldbar.png 88
6.33
5.44
4.89
No
Coconut Wheel
Booster coconut wheel.png
Add Coconut Wheels to the candy mix! ×3: Goldbar.png 39
×9: Goldbar.png 99
×18: Goldbar.png 149
13.00
11.00
8.28
No
Extra Time
Booster extra time.png
Start the game with 15 extra seconds! ×3: Goldbar.png 29
×9: Goldbar.png 79
×18: Goldbar.png 128
9.67
8.78
7.11
Yes
Lucky Candy
Booster lucky candy.png
Transform into useful candy when removed! ×3: Goldbar.png 19
×9: Goldbar.png 49
×18: Goldbar.png 88
6.33
5.44
4.89
No
Bomb Cooler
Booster bomb cooler.png
Add 5 to the countdown of all bombs! ×3: Goldbar.png 19
×9: Goldbar.png 49
×18: Goldbar.png 88
6.33
5.44
4.89
Yes
Sweet Teeth
Booster sweet teeth.png
The Sweet Teeth eat their way through any candy, blockers or bombs that lie in their path. ×3: Goldbar.png 79
×6: Goldbar.png 148
×9: Goldbar.png 199
26.33
24.67
22.11
Yes
Bubblegum Troll
Booster bubblegum troll.png
Stops spawning chocolate for 5 moves! ×3: Goldbar.png 39
×9: =Gold 99
×18: Goldbar.png 149
16.56
13.00
11.00
Yes
Striped Brush
Booster Striped Brush.png
Paints pretty stripes on a candy of your choosing. Click to buy! Goldbar.png 15 15 Yes
UFO (booster)
Booster UFO.png
Summon a tasty UFO that zaps the board creating 3 wrapped candies that explode! Goldbar.png 20 20 No
Party Popper Booster
Party Popper Booster.png
Clears the board when activated, much like a cake bomb explosion and adds special candies. Goldbar.png 30 30 Yes
Live Forever
Live Forever Icon.png
You have unlimited lives. Play all you want before the time expires.
Tip: Do not buy it directly!
Obtained with other boosters No
Moon Struck (Removed)
Unknown (2).png
Release the Moon Struck to remove at least 1 candy colour for 5 moves. ×3: Goldbar.png 69
×6: Goldbar.png 114
×9: Goldbar.png 149
23.00
19.00
16.56
Yes
Restore Balance (Removed)
Restore Balance 130x130 size (2).png
Restore Odus the owl's balance to stop him from falling. Goldbar.png 9 9 Yes
Shuffle (removed)
Shuffle2.png
Shuffle things up! Goldbar.png 3 3 Yes

List is currently incomplete, and only Yeti Shop bundles are shown below, which are Web-exclusive. More will be shown in the gallery below regarding consolation packages.

Item Icon Description Price Unit Price
Bombalicious Fishes
Bombalicious fishes.png
6 Colour Bombs and Jelly Fishes Goldbar.png 53 (-5%) 4.42
Lollipop Hammers
Lollipop hammers.png
6 Free Switches and Lollipop Hammers Goldbar.png 85 (-11%) 7.08

Strategy to earn gold[]

Meager amounts of Gold Bars can be obtained through Sugar Drop rewards and ongoing Events, such as Episode Race and Dynamic Duo.

Owing to the considerable rarity of Gold Bars outside of real-money purchases, they should be used sparingly as almost all levels and (with very rare exceptions) every episode can be completed without the use of purchased boosters. Impossible levels are normally redesigned so they do not stay impossible. Therefore, they have little use to most players besides bragging. One can consider gold itself as a booster.

Additionally, random boosters can be obtained through the Booster Wheel, Sugar Drops, or Events.

The most reasonable way to use Gold Bars is to buy stockable boosters not attainable through more common means, and to serve as a consolation to an "Oh No!".

Note: It is strongly recommended not to buy Extra Lives. Lives themselves have zero tactical value or worth, and they can easily be obtained through other methods.

These items can only be obtained by using Gold besides rare offers and getting them initially.

  • Extra Moves (5)
  • Bomb Cooler (Flash only)
  • Sweet Teeth (Flash only)
  • Bubblegum Troll (Flash only)
  • Extra Time (Flash only, all varieties)
  • Moon Struck
  • Consolation boosters
    • Restore Balance
    • Extra Time
    • Striped Candy
    • All higher levels of Extra Moves, Extra Time, and Bomb Cooler boosters

Whenever the player makes a purchase of gold bars using real money, a Goodie Bag is filled with one or more gold bars equal to 5% of the value of the purchase, rounded down, but always at least one gold bar. The player can claim the contents of the Goodie Bag at the end of the episode. This is not a free method of obtaining gold, as the player cannot add to the Goodie Bag without buying gold.

Trivia[]

  • The player receives 50 gold bars at the end of Candy Town. Before 2014, a player received 10.
  • There were no other possible ways to obtain gold bars other than the first 50, Facebook, in-app purchase, or through hacking. Consequently, it was one of the trickiest items to receive in the game, along with the jackpot from the Daily Booster Wheel. It could also be obtained from rewards from the Sugar Track before their removal in March 2020. Nowadays, it could only be exclusively obtained through Episode Race.
  • Occasionally, if a player buys something with gold, he/she may get infinite lives for two hours.
  • The Secondary Wheel has been removed so players can no longer earn Gold Bars.
  • Players who place first on All Stars are given the incredibly generous reward of 50 gold bars a year. This reward is very appropriate, though, due to the sheer challenge required to achieve this in practice.

Gallery[]

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