This is the second element to be based around rainbows, the first one being Chameleon Candy.
However, only 5 colours can be present in rainbow twists, unlike rainbows, which in real life normally have seven colours. Also, unlike real-life rainbows which don't have white, rainbow twists have said colour.
It's similar to the blocker liquorice link, seen in Candy Crush Soda Saga and its sequels. However, all of the twists are breakable as of now, unlike Candy Crush Jelly Saga, which has an unbreakable one. Also, rainbow twists only have one base colour: purple, unlike liquorice links in sequels, which have two: pink and beige.
It can be part of the order in candy order and mixed levels and will make an appearance in all level types.
Rainbow twists can be seen in the background of their debut episode.
Rainbow twists can be spawned from magic mixers. Currently, they can only be spawned by special magic mixers (because special magic mixers can spawn any blocker in any order and rainbow twists have recently been added to the list of blockers). They will most likely be able to be spawned by regular magic mixers later on, much like Dark Chocolate and Crystal Candy before them. This can only be seen in levels with special magic mixers, and only by chance.
Rainbow twists can appear encased in marmalade in level 5680, in licorice locks in level 5683, in sugar chests in level 5687 and in crystal candies at the start in level 5689. When encased by encasing blockers, the rainbow twists are not considered part of a chain. Once they are freed from their encasing blockers, they will become part of the chain of rainbow twists adjacent to them.
Rainbow twists have the tile map codes 129 to 133 (129 for one-layered rainbow twists, 130 for two-layered rainbow twists, 131 for three-layered rainbow twists, 132 for four-layered rainbow twists and 133 for five-layered rainbow twists).