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Episode 260
World (Flash) None
World (HTML5) 52
Levels 3876-3890
Characters Tommy
Champion title Candy Craver
New features One-layered Dark Chocolate in Two-layered Sugar Chest
One-layered Dark Chocolate in Three-layered Sugar Chest
Dark Chocolate 3 in Chest 1
Three-layered Dark Chocolate in Four-layered Sugar Chest
Liquorice swirl Mystery candy Horizontal striped candy Vertical striped candy cannon  Mystery candy Horizontal striped candy Vertical striped candy Waffle cannon (unofficial)
Release date Windows10 - 10 October 2018
WebSmartphone icon - 24 October 2018
Difficulty Very Hard
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Licorice Lair is the 260th episode of Candy Crush Saga and the fifth and last episode of World 52 (HTML5). This episode was released on 10 October 2018. The champion title for this episode is Candy Craver.


Tiffi dresses up for Halloween and goes trick or treating in a castle with Tommy.

New thingsEdit

  • One-layered dark chocolate appears in sugar chests (specifically, two-layered and three-layered) for the first time in level 3879.
  • Three-layered dark chocolate appears in one-layered sugar chests and four-layered chests for the first time in level 3879.
  • Liquorice swirl + mystery candy + striped candy cannon and mystery candy + striped candy + waffle cannon are both unofficially introduced in level 3878, due to redesigning.


This episode contains levels 3876-3890.

Licorice Lair is a very hard episode, mean = 5.87. It contains four hard levels: 3876, 3878, 3883 and 3890, five very hard levels: 3877, 3880, 3886, 3888 and 3889, and one extremely hard level: 3885. Overall, it is slightly easier than the previous episode, Edible Empire.

Target score new Jelly new Ingredient drop new Objective new Mixed new
1 5 2 3 4
The easiest :
Level 3879
The hardest :
Level 3885
Orange Green Blue
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
2 8 5
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Mixed new Level 3878 Target score new Level 3883 Mixed new Level 3890
Lockedhard Hexagon levels

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 0 0 2 0 3 4 5 1 0 0



  • This is the sixth Halloween-based episode.
    • This is the second Halloween episode exclusive to HTML5 version, the first one was Tricky Tower.
  • This episode shares its name with the 59th episode of Candy Crush Soda Saga (though the spelling of the word "licorice" is different as British style).
  • This episode shares its first word with Licorice Tower, Licorice Luna and Liquorice Lounge (with the latter using a different spelling).
  • This is the first episode since Bonbon Brambles to have an original background.
  • This is the fourth (and currently last) episode with the word licorice in its name.
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