1. Find the pattern!
Matching three candies is easy. You’re working on a 3×3 grid, and your brain will easily learn the pattern combinations that can make a three-candy match. Matching four and five candies is more difficult. I won’t go into the math here, but learn what you’re looking for. After each move you should stop and browse for any moves you may have missed. A lot of the times, you will find a special candy combinations you didn’t even see.
2. Crush Candy at the bottom
Crushing candies on the bottom is better than crushing candies at the top, because candies drop down, creating the potential for a cascade effect that essentially gives you free moves.
3. Know your stripes!
Candy is striped in the same direction as the final candy moved to complete the previous formation. If you move a candy horizontally, it will make a horizontal stripe, which will then explode horizontally as well.
4. Have a plan!
Each time you start a new level, look at the hardest element on that level and think out how you can defeat it first before you use up lives. Also, pause between moves. You may have a sprinkle and not even realize it if you’re watching the candies from a lesser move get crushed.
5. Reshuffle the board
When you enter a level and you are unsatisfied with the layout, there is actually a way to reshuffle the board without losing any lives. Before making any moves on a level, you can exit out of the level and re-enter the level and the board will have been shuffled. A match 4 or match 5 at the beginning of the level can be all it takes to win sometimes.
6. Clear jellies on the edge!
When getting rid of jellies, only worry about the edges, especially the corners and bottoms. These jellies have the least number of combinations which can eliminate them, so will be the hardest to get rid of. Take a moment each move to see if you can get rid of edge jellies and, if not, go after an easier one.
7. Prioritize Your Threats
If you want to get up the ladder quickly and earn more points, always go after candies that mean more harm to you. In this case, start with eliminating the lower placed bombs and then go after the chocolates. Complete your mission by eliminating the blocks. In this manner, you will be in a position to preserve your time and earn more points.
8. Know Your Chocolate
It is helpful to know that if you have eaten a piece of chocolate in one round, then it will not regenerate in the next round. This really is helpful since it keeps the chocolate from coming back again and again.
So make sure to try to destroy the chocolate each round that way it won’t regenerate in the following round. Unless you are playing in a later level, then I’m sure you already know that there is a chocolate maker that causes the chocolate to come back at an alarming rate.
9. Beware When Dealing With Ingredients
It is always daunting when you see that you are starting a level with ingredients on the far right or far left of the screen. Of course, you can always restart the level with the previously mentioned tip of exiting the level before beginning.
But you can also attempt to move the ingredients to the middle by crushing candies.
Just try to never move an ingredient to a square with no exit in sight. This will only make matters even more difficult for you.
10. Cheat time for extra lives!
If you don’t use Facebook, there’s still a cheat to get you extra lives. Turn the clock on your mobile device ahead 2 hours, and then keep playing to your hearts content. Go to Settings > General> Date & Time > Set Time Off > Set Date and Time > Add two hours forward and get 4 more lives in your game. You will eventually have to pay back the time, but schedule that for when you’re sleeping anyway. Remember to change the time from PM to AM if you are going past midnight.