A candy cannon (also well known as a dispenser) is an element that probably releases some elements as liquorice swirls or bottles to the board when the candies below it are removed. It has a faucet and a panel which displays something that can appear. It is more fun because of soda. The leaking direction of the faucet is normally down because of gravity without soda. But in some levels with soda, nothing can flow out of the cannon because the candies are buoyant. Therefore, the faucet of candy cannon is upside down so that the candies can flow out from the cannon.
See that little window with a candy inside? Every time you clear the space in front of the cannon, that candy will appear.
You will often see special candies inside the candy cannon that can help you clear the level.
The upside down candy cannon
Sometimes, the candy cannon is shown upside down. This one requires two things to dispense a candy. First you will have to clear the space above the candy cannon but most of all you will have to make sure that there is soda above the candy cannon for the candy to go up!
Mixed elements can produce special candies () or liquorice swirls (). You can realize a mixed cannon because the special candies, bottle or blocker will twirl continuously and reappear again (like ). One cannon can contain three or more elements. The table below lists some elements can spawn from one cannon.
The candy cannons appear on Candy Crush Saga, but some of the special candy cannons exist in the original saga. The cannons go under the same name too.
Recently, after releasing the 158th episode of Candy Crush Saga, some special candy cannons have also just introduced. It is possible that new special candy cannons will introduce in the future episodes.
Striped candy cannon in Candy Crush Saga can spawn both horizontal and vertical striped candies, unlike Candy Crush Soda saga, it can be separated into own striped candy cannon.