Candies are the main item in Candy Crush Soda Saga. There are regular candies, which come in 7 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.
There are two main types of candies:
Regular candies - green, purple, yellow, orange, red, cyan, blue, and dark purple.
Special candies - created by forming special combinations. Each has its own effect.
Bottles - green, purple, yellow, orange, red, cyan and blue.
In Soda and Bubble levels, regular and special candies can form matching combinations together with bottles. The each of original 7 regular candies (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, cyan, and purple) is linked to a specific type of bottle that matches the colour and resembles the shape of the corresponding candy.
When forming matching combinations, bottles behave as regular candies in destroying candies, forming special candies, or activating special candies.
When Magic Mirror was released, (Purple Jelly/Violet/Dark Purple) was introduced. It has a regular effect when matching three of . However, it has powerful special properties when matched into special candies, usually equivalent of combining two special candies of the same kind. Additionally, it is its own candy color.
At the start of the game there were seven different candy colors, one more than the original Candy Crush. Later, another color has been added, leading people to wonder if there will be a 7th candy color added to the original Candy Crush, or even another new color to the game.
Every candy in the game has an animation.
After April 16 2018, the fall speed of candies is faster than usual.