The moon scale may make it unsafe to activate striped candies.
Moon struck will prevent candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale from spawning from spawning as the board has five colours. If either colour appears on the left side of the moon scale, 7 additional candies have to be collected in addition to the 4 candies the player has to collect two turns after the moon struck.
There is only one moon struck that only lasts for one move.
It is more difficult to complete this level if either blue or purple are on the moon scale, especially if one of them is on the left. If this is the case, collect more of them before moon struck.
Aim to get a striped candy + colour bomb combination, preferably more than one. A striped candy + colour bomb combination will almost certainly get rid of all the chocolate and take care of the order for 12 striped candies, making the level slightly easier.