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Marmalade guards special candies. It's sticky! Get worth it!

—Splash text in Flash


Marmalade covers candies. It's easy to remove but you might get sticky!

—Splash text in HTML5

Marmalade mobile

Marmalade is one of the blockers in Candy Crush Saga. It is first introduced with the release of Caramel Cove, the 14th episode of the game, initially seen only covering special candies. It is now officially introduced in the 2nd episode, Candy Factory. Marmalade is translucent, has a brown jelly in appearance and is shiny, glimmering every few seconds (in the Flash version only).

The blocker protects the contents inside from moving and clearing by one hit; should the element be cleared by a match or a special candy effect, the blocker takes the hit instead.


For the list of levels with this blocker, see here.


Candies covered in marmalade cannot be switched with; also they will only be released from captivity if they would otherwise be cleared (see Liquorice Lock). Marmalade can be removed via matches involving the covered element, by adjacent matches, via a special effect, and also by nearby special effects (when the effect is one square away from the blocker). It is considered the weakest blocker in the game.

Locked secondary elements and blockers may retain their unique properties or behave differently when covered. Candy bombs can still limit your move count even when locked, furthermore it now requires two hits to remove the bomb. Blockers that block special candy effects, such as liquorice swirls and liquorice shells, can still block the effect even while covered, in which only the marmalade is removed. Covered chocolate, chocolate fountains, magic mixers, however, will not spread or add/replace elements until the marmalade has been removed.

If marmalade is guarding a special candy that is already formed at the start of the level, such as level 202. Some levels require you to be careful and not to break the marmalade, or else the special candy behind it will most likely be set off prematurely.

The first magic mixer can cover candies nearby with marmalade. Chocolate fountains in marmalade exist too. This is the only element excluded for the rare special magic mixer, which may spawn any element in any order.

Rarely, empty marmalade may appear. A technical subtlety results in empty marmalade being possibly the only blocker in the game that can be destroyed by matching candies next to it, but is immune to special candy effects. They can also be removed via a Cake Bomb, Lollipop Hammer, or if there is jelly underneath, Jelly Fish. If an empty marmalade square is isolated, it behaves the same as an empty liquorice lock, because it's impossible to match candies next to it.

First appearances[]

Outdated. This list only applies before the mass redesign.


  • Marmalade is often mistaken for other things, such as chocolate, syrup, jam, or even a triple jelly (which currently doesn't and likely won't exist).
  • The removal of the visual effect in the web version simply peels off, but on HTML5, it melts.
  • On the Flash version, if a candy bomb explodes, it will remove other candies and leave empty marmalade behind.
  • This blocker can be seen as a cross between frosting and liquorice lock blockers.
    • Some levels used to have a liquorice lock which act like marmalade, due to a configuration error. Level 518 was an example: the tiles are shown as liquorice lock, but it can be cleared just like a marmalade.
  • It's the easiest blocker to remove because you can clear it using a colour bomb or you can make a match near it or you can clear it with special candies or you can make a match consisting of a candy in marmalade. In the past version, hitting a nearby candy with a special candy but not the marmalade itself, it will still disappear, this also happens to chocolate.
    • Although it is not confirmed which version it is in, it is different from other special candies, and now the color bomb can eliminate jam in this way. This change also applies to Licorice Swirl and Cake Bomb.
  • This is easily mixed up with liquorice locks. To free locked candies, you must combine 3 of the same colour as the candy inside or take it off using special candies. However, to take off the marmalade, you can combine 3 of the same colour as the candy inside, use special candy effects, or make moves nearby.
  • There was a glitch on mobile, where (when mystery candies existed) if you opened a mystery candy that should have marmalade over it on a square that had a lock on it to begin play, the result is a candy with both marmalade and a lock over it that otherwise functions the same way as regular marmalade.
  • Toffee tornadoes that land on a marmalade will go through off the special candy.
  • If you played level 323 (before it got nerfed), there was a glitch on iOS and Android due to the most confusing set of teleporters (like level 137) due to many pairs of teleporters (16) as the teleporters will get lower and lower and lower... until the mystery candy came up, and you will see the marmalade empty.
  • Level 97 does not have marmalade because it was officially introduced in level 186 and Levels 197, 297, 397, 497, 597, 697, and 997 all have marmalade. But, level 797, 897, 1097, and 1197 don't have marmalade.
  • Level 186 used to be the first level to have marmalade. However, after level 70 got nerfed, it became the second level with marmalade.
  • This and chocolate are the two blockers which trapped Mr. Toffee's feet in the CCS TV ad.
  • Level 1055 used to be the level with the most marmalade (covering the entire board at the start).
  • In level 677, instead of special candies normally being in marmalade, they could be in liquorice locks, and later, just by themselves with no blockers. (See glitch page for more.)
  • This blocker is similar to honey of Candy Crush Soda Saga. However, that blocker may not have candies or blockers inside.
  • Currently, there is no multilayered marmalade existing in the game, and there likely never will be.
  • Its name is shared with other champion title or episode names (Marmalade Meadow, Marmalade Moon, Marmalade Mermaid).
  • Liquorice swirls in marmalade can still keep their resistance on striped candies, unlike its Candy Crush Soda Saga and Candy Crush Jelly Saga counterparts.
  • In Candy Crush Friends Saga, although there is a blocker named Marmalade, it works differently like Crystal Candy that it prevents candy inside from matching or being moved, but candies can fall through it. It can even have a second layer, making it quite endurable.
  • Formerly, unlike locks or chests, marmalade could currently only encase movable blockers (i.e. liquorice swirls and candy bombs). This changed in the future when chocolate appeared in marmalade in level 2765.
  • Real marmalade is truly an orange colour as opposed to the brown colour it is in the game.
  • Marmalade has the tilemap code 025.
  • Marmalade is never required for candy orders. It is one of two fully destructible (i.e. not indestructible or semi-indestructible) blockers in the game that has never been required for orders, the other being Liquorice Lock. It is unlikely that it ever will be because it is so easy to destroy, or possibly because it's too late to introduce.
  • This is the only blocker which has never been received a design change since its texture first appeared on the mobile version.


Candy Crush Saga blockers
HTML5 and Flash Blockers
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Cake Bomb new design 1-Layer MultiLock 2-Layer MultiLock 3-Layer MultiLock 4-Layer MultiLock 5-Layer MultiLock Licoriceshell1 Licoriceshell2 Licoriceshell3 MagicMixernew1 Bobber
Wall space One-layered Toffee Swirl Two-layered Toffee Swirl Three-layered Toffee Swirl Four-layered Toffee Swirl Five-layered Toffee Swirl One-layered Dark Chocolate Two-layered Dark Chocolate Three-layered Dark Chocolate One-layered Candy Cane Curls Two-layered Candy Cane Curls Three-layered Candy Cane Curls
One-layered Crystal Two-layered Crystal Three-layered Crystal Rainbow Twist 1 Rainbow Twist 2 Rainbow Twist 3 Rainbow Twist 4 Rainbow Twist 5 Sugar Coat 1 Sugar Coat 2 Sugar Coat 3
Bubblegum Pop 1 Bubblegum Pop 2 Bubblegum Pop 3 Bubblegum Pop 4 Bubblegum Pop 5 Rainbow Rapid's Mold Licorice curl 1 layer Licorice curl 2 layer Licorice curl 3 layer Licorice fence Order lock blocker One-layered Sour Skull
One-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz Two-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz Three-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz Four-charged Color Bomb Bonbon Blitz One-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz Two-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz Three-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz Four-charged Horizontal Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz One-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz Two-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz Three-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz Four-charged Vertical Striped Candy Bonbon Blitz
One-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz Two-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz Three-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz Four-charged Jelly Fish Bonbon Blitz One-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz Two-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz Three-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz Four-charged Wrapped Candy Bonbon Blitz Dark Chocolate Fountain One-layered Jelly Jar Two-layered Jelly Jar
Cobra1 Cobra2 Cobra3 Cobra4 Cobra5 Wonderfulwrapperempty Gumball Machine
Regular Icing Toffee-Tornado