Before episode: Tiffi has just arrived in the Soda Swamp and she sees an alligator named Bobby, crying. Tiffi greets him and asks, "What is happening, Gator?", he answers that his swamp has no more fizz. After episode:
Tiffi handles the problem by blowing air into the swamp with a straw and making the swamp fizzy again. Gator thanks Tiffi for solving his problem.
This was formerly known as one of the hardest episodes, and often topped the poll for being the hardest episode in the game since its release. However, due to the removal of the Toffee Tornado, it is much easier than the version containing the toffee tornadoes.
Soda Swamp is a medium episode, as it contains five somewhat hard levels: 412, 413, 414, 420 and 422. It is slightly harder than the previous episode, Polkapalooza.
This episode fits in with the typical trend for episodes numbered late twenties. There is an abundance of candy order levels and therefore a decrease in ingredients levels. Much like the norm for the late twenties, there are six candy order levels. The trend for timed levels, one every other episode, comes into play in this episode as timed levels are totally absent, like Licorice Tower. A universal trend for all episodes which is above number ten (Wafer Wharf and up) is 6 and 7 jelly levels and it can be seen here as well, as there are 6 in this episode.
According to the wiki's difficulty system, this episode was rated to be the hardest episode in Reality, surpassing other hard episodes such as Salty Canyon (11 somewhat hard or higher levels), Pastille Pyramid (4 very hard levels), Rainbow Runway (6 very hard levels, tallying the most very hard levels in the game), and Sugary Shire (a long cluster of medium or above levels). However, since several levels were nerfed, it is no longer as difficult as it once was.
Since the release of this episode, charms are no longer available in the game.
This is the 10th consecutive episode that does not beat level 281 in terms of the number of candies required to be collected.
This episode contains the 100th ingredients level, which is level 413.