Candy is the main item in Candy Crush Saga. There are regular candies, which come in 6 different colours, and have the same effect. There are special candies, which are created by forming special configurations, and other special candies that appear on later levels but cannot be created. Each one has its own effect.
Appearance: Horizontal or vertical white stripes on a regular candy.
Effect: Clears an entire row or column, depending on the direction of the stripes.
Formation: 4 regular candies in a row. The most common special candy, often created accidentally (not meant to be) through cascades. If the striped candy results from a horizontal move, the stripes will be horizontal, if it results from a vertical move, they will be vertical, and the result is random during a cascade. Only comes out if the formation cannot create a Wrapped Candy or Colour Bomb.
Vertical striped candies may be useful in ingredient levels if they are in the same column as an ingredient.
Special candies can be combined together to produce special amplified effects.
(Note: The video does not show combinations with Special Candies - Jelly Fish, Coconut Wheel, and Lucky Candy.)
Activates a Striped Candy in the direction of the swipe, and a perpendicular Striped Candy on the position at the end of the swipe.
Becomes a "giant striped candy" and clears 3 rows and 3 columns in a cross formation centred at the end of the swipe.
Transforms all candies (including special candies as well) of that colour to Striped Candy, then activates them all.
Creates 3 striped fish, which convert any eaten candy into Striped Candies and activates them.
Causes the Coconut Wheel to warp around the screen, reappearing on the other side, going in the same direction. It converts three candies to Striped Candies, then reappears, turning another three candies into Striped Candies and activates them.
A mass explosion created. Clears 24 candies (5×5 grid) around each Wrapped Candy, on Facebook, it also causes all other candies to appear to be pushed back by the blasts.
Former and Candy Frog: Activates the Colour Bomb twice, the second colour selected is the most abundant.
Green, blue, and orange candies are the only candies to never be left out of a level.
Green candies are the only candies to have never been left out in all of Candy Crush history.
Red candies used to appear in every level in iOS and Android. The same went for Yellow candies, except that they did not appear in 3-colour levels like level 31, a 5-colour level like Level 146, and a 4-colour level like Level 289.
All 5 colour levels exclude yellow candies. The old mobile version usually excluded purple candies instead.
All 4 colour levels exclude yellow and red candies. The old mobile version usually excluded purple and orange candies instead.
One exception is old mobile 615, whose colour pattern was red, green, blue and purple.
Only 5 levels have less than 4 candy colours. Levels 31, 587, 621, 1020, and 1108 are the only levels with 3 colours so far.