Mystery candy can be good or bad, but it is always fun find out.
Mystery candy, also known as mystery egg is an abundant type of secondary special candy in the 200s and 300s. They first appear as the new element in the 17th episode, Chocolate Barn, first appearing in level 231. They are of normal candy colours and are broken just like normal candies. They are elliptical shaped with a question-mark on them. When broken, a surprise, whether it be good or bad outcome, comes out of the bag. There are many different good or bad outcomes. The odds of a good or bad outcome are roughly 50-50; currently we have yet to determine the exact odds of getting a particular outcome.
Mystery candies appear in almost all levels in Chocolate Barn and after that they rarely appear. There are few levels where mystery candies come out from somewhere of the board, otherwise they will never come back. Mystery candies rarely appears in later levels and will appear once in a while.
Some levels have a constant supply of mystery candies. It is supposed that a few types of hidden dispensers will spawn these mystery candies at certain locations. However, they will not spawn during sugar crush.
If you are lucky, you will get a special candy come out of the bag. These are the possible favourable outcomes, and their frequency in ACFORX ratings. All ratings are approximate.
|A (abundant)||≥ 10%|
|C (common)||5 ~ 10%|
|F (frequent)||3 ~ 5%|
|O (occasional)||0.1 ~ 3%|
|R (rare)||< 0.1%|
For special booster candies, the outcome is one of jelly fish, coconut wheel, lucky candy, or extra time candy depending on level type. The Coconut Wheel is an exception that it may appear in any type of level.
All of these outcomes have a 2-1 chance of spawning behind Marmalade, unless it is opened on a Conveyor Belt. (In the past, Lucky Candy never appeared behind Marmalade, but that changed in a recent update.)
Chameleon Candy is a medium outcome. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Also, it is occasional on any level after 305. It is rare on Level 305 and below.
In other cases, you may be faced with an extra blocker upon opening a Mystery Candy. Here is a list of all the unfavourable outcomes.
- Chocolate [A]
- Icing [C]
- Sachet/Multilayered Icing [C]
- Candy Bomb [same number of moves as other bombs in the level or random value if there are no bombs, can be behind marmalade] [F]
- Liquorice Swirl [O]
- Popcorn [O/R]
- Tile Removed [R, X on Mobile]
- Chocolate Spawner [R, X on Mobile]
Removed tiles and chocolate spawners occur only in the web version. Popcorn is rare before level 771, and becomes occasional later.
The only bad outcomes of a mystery candy, when opened on a Conveyor Belt, can be Candy Bomb or Liquorice Swirl.
This has happened before, but this outcome is restricted to some levels, and happens on iOS and Android. It happens when a special candy in marmalade spawns where there used to be a locked candy. The X does nothing.
- On web version, fewer than 1 in 1,000 mystery candies will yield a chocolate spawner or empty tile.
- The rate on mobile version is 0 - they never come out of a mystery candy.
- The algorithm used to determine the outcome is not confirmed. It is likely that each level with mystery candies have their own algorithm of determining the chances of getting a particular outcome
- It is possible that bad outcomes occur more frequently on some levels compared to others, although this is not confirmed.
- Although there are more bad outcomes than good, the good outcomes that are there are more likely to happen, so there is about a 50-50 chance of getting a good or a bad outcome.
- The luck element involved in mystery candies makes some levels that rely on them entirely down to luck. One notable example is level 463.
- Getting a chocolate spawner can actually make a level almost impossible to win if it comes out over a jelly. It can only be won if there is a jelly fish. This actually occurred when level 578 and Level 380 in Dreamworld were first released.
- Meanwhile, getting a popcorn in this case, while still possible, can be nasty since it has to take 3 hits from special candies other than jelly fish.
- The board layout in level 236 is composed entirely of mystery candies. It is possible to finish the level in only one move if you get lucky.
- Level 236 is also the only level with 81 mystery candies, more than any other level.
- If you look closely, these mystery candies have a slight crack that cannot be easily seen.
- They never spawn cake bomb, conveyor belts, candy frogs, sugar keys, sugar chests, UFOs, magic mixers and bobbers.
- When you can make a striped candy, wrapped candy, or colour bomb in a match consisting of ONLY mystery candy, it will just reveal your outcome, but will not make another striped candy, wrapped, or colour bomb. It just makes the sound of it, then reveals the outcome.
- No mystery candies appeared in Gummy Gardens, Glazed Grove, Choco Rio Grande, Boneyard Bonanza, Coco Crossroads, Crumbly Coast, Polka Park, Candy Clouds (Episode 67), and Tasty Treasury, among other later episodes.
- It is currently unknown if locked chocolate can spawn from a mystery candy.
- Before the release of Eggnog Emporium, there was a week where mystery candies in Dreamworld levels released a lot of popcorns, but that was a glitch. Now, mystery candies may still contain popcorns, but such outcome is pretty rare.
- Before the release of Barking Boutique on mobile, getting a 5-move candy bomb from mystery candy could easily lead to fail. After the release, these bombs have a counter of 9, if the board does not have bombs.
- By the time of release of Honey Hut however, the bombs seem to have a random move count. On mobile, the counter is still fixed at 5.
- An orange mystery candy is used to hide the Dinosaur in Jelly Jungle.
- As of level 2034, mystery candies can come out of candy cannons officially; earlier levels we redesigned to have mystery candy cannons later on.
- Later levels can rely on mystery candies spawning good outcomes to complete difficult orders. Level 2071 takes this even further since the level is designed so the only way to win is to be fortunate enough to yield lucky candies from mystery candies and then crush them to reveal the candy colour that doesn't spawn on the board to complete the order.
- Mystery candies will be required as part of candy orders in a future episode, they will be the only new candy order that isn't a blocker order.