If the 5-layer chests are not opened quickly, you will run out of possible switches, since the candies do not spawn until the chests are opened.
The fact there are five colours present might make it hard to get the keys.
The first ingredient is already present on the board at the start, while the second and third ingredients only dispense at moves 17 and 9 regardless if the preceding ingredient is dropped before those moves.
The ingredients are worth 30,000 points, which is equal to the two-star target score.
Remove the marmalade and some of the frosting as quickly as possible to get the sugar keys available to open the chests - you must remove the upper left and right key early on as no new candies drop until all keys are removed. Failure to do so will result in a swift game over due to running out of possible moves.
Once the chests are open make as many vertical striped candies as possible thus ensuring a good chance of bringing the ingredients straight down when they appear.
The presence of five colours makes it easy to create special candies.
The ingredients are worth 30,000 points. Hence, a two star score is guaranteed and an additional 35,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
The player is required to earn an additional 1,400 points per move for three stars. However, the last ingredient will only drop at move 9. Hence, under the most ideal conditions, a maximum of 21,240 points can be earned from sugar crush.
The sugar keys are hard to clear and can cause the player to run out of possible switches. Moreover, the player is more likely to earn much less than the required points per move until all the sugar keys are cleared.
Even after all the sugar keys are cleared, it is still quite hard to create special candies.
The conveyor belt may help or hinder the creation of special candies.
25 moves may not be enough to create sufficient special candies or their combinations which can boost the score by a huge amount of points to meet the three star target score. However, only five colours are present.
↑(3,000 points per striped candy + 540 points if the striped destroys nine candies) × 10 striped candies = 35,400 points
↑The amount of points earned by the striped candies during sugar crush may be higher or lower. If the striped candy causes cascades after detonation, the amount of points is increased. If the striped candy destroys a blocker or less than nine candies, which is the greatest number of spaces in this board and does not cause cascades, the amount of points earned will be less than 3,540 points.