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Marmalade is quite common blocker in Candy Crush Saga. It is officially introduced in the 14th episode, Caramel Cove, though it first appears in level 70 (unofficial release). Marmalade is translucent, has a brown jelly in appearance, and is shiny, glimmering every few seconds (on Facebook versions only). Marmalade is seen in many levels after 186, and is incredibly common in the 200s, and still quite abundant in the 300s. It slowly starts to decrease its abundance in the 500s and 600s.


Marmalade animation

Marmalade (animation)

  • Marmalade is like many blockers in that it is simply broken by breaking the candy adjacent to the blocker, or by special candy effects. It also shares its properties with the liquorice lock blocker in that unlike chocolate, icings and most other blockers, candies can still be behind the blocker, and if a match can be made with the candy under the blocker, then the blocker will break. However, the marmalade can still be destroyed if the player is unable to make a match with the candy inside the blocker, as long as the match is made adjacent to the blocker. Even then, the colour of the candies matched need not necessarily be the same colour as the candy underneath the marmalade.
  • Usually when marmalade appears in early levels, it 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 evil spawner can cover candies nearby with marmalade.

First appearancesEdit

For the list of levels that appeared this blocker, see here.


  • Marmalade is often mistaken for other things, such as chocolate, syrup, jam, or even a triple jelly (which currently doesn't exist).
  • The removal visual effect in web version simply peels off, but in mobile it melts.
  • This blocker can be seen as a cross between icing and liquorice lock blockers.
  • Marmalade covering chameleon candies occurs occasionally in the 300s, but in the early 400s to 500s this has virtually disappeared, only showing up when a mystery candy is opened. It reappears in level 456 and onwards. It's unknown why chameleon candies can be found in marmalade since it usually contains useful special candies.
    • Later in the 800s, marmalade is often seen containing normal candies.
  • Along with icing, this is probably the easiest blocker to deal with in the game, and also the only one that does more good than harm, as it usually guards useful special candies. However, in later levels, it becomes more of a hazard when it's covering a candy bomb.
    • It is even more annoying when an evil spawner can produce them in endless run.
  • 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 if you open 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.
  • On Dreamworld levels, if a moon struck occurs, it will go through the marmalade, like a toffee tornado setting 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 doesn't have marmalade.
  • Level 186 used to be first level to have marmalade. However, after level 70 got nerfed, it became second level with web versions, and the third on mobile devices owing to the Level 126 glitch.
  • This and chocolate are the two blockers which trapped Mr. Toffee's feet in the CCS TV ad.
  • Level 1055 is the level having the most marmalade (covering the entire board at the start).
  • This has been unofficially released three times.
  • See the Glitch page for more. In level 677, instead of special candies normally being in marmalade, they could be in licorice locks, and later, just by themselves with no blockers.


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