Candy Crush Saga Level 1601

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1601 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Allina Rumfelt
So for level 1601 you get 38 moves to get 40 chocolates and 2 popcorns.  The chocolate is pretty simple since that's all the evil spawners spit out.  But that is like a double edged sword.  
You need the 40 but the chocolate can very quickly take over and clog up your play area.  
Don't just "leave it" alone to grow, keep it at bay.  You will get your 40 just by making the combos needed to pop the corn.  
Don't waste any moves trying to get the spawners.  If they get hit with a combo so be it but I wouldn't waste moves.  Once you get that wall of blockers in the middle of the board out of the way, the board opens up more so you can concentrate on making stripes and wrap combos to get those popcorn. 
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118 comments:

Bill. said...

Fun level. Break through the middle horizontal striped candy to get the popcorn came fairly easily, the chocolate was easy to get. First attempt.

Anonymous said...

Glad some of you have found this level fun not me have played it 30 times one crappy board after another can't get any hits on the popcorn going to play spades plus will not give king the pleasure of sitting through another crappy ass board will try again in a few days maybe

didueverdoubtme said...

Can't make enuff chocolate..always struggle with these orders..anyone else struggling?

Anonymous said...

MW
Don't have much trouble with the popcorn but just can't get enough chocolates.

didueverdoubtme said...

Did this 1st attempt on laptop. On my android phone couldn't make enough chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

Impossible on mobile! Please lower the chocolate orders!

Anonymous said...

me too, use android . get 2 popcorn is easy but can't get enough chocolates. your video every time 3 chocolates come out but mine only one or 2, sometimes / always none. why ?

Anonymous said...

Always impossible on mobile bcoz when player gets frustrated they'll use money and it's a win for the greedy app

Anonymous said...

After losing lots of lives on Android because I couldn't make enough chocolate, went to Facebook/desktop and got it right away. It's the only way the game makes enough chocolate.

CC from vero said...

Can't make enough chocolate either!!?&@? On IPad- is there a secret to how long to let it grow? Seems like if I pop the corn early I have a tougher time?
Ant tips?

Anonymous said...

Something wrong with this level. Pkaying on ipad and it does not make enough chocolate to complete level.
King needs to know this. Lost alot of boosters too, impossible!! Getting tired of these lame levels.

Tomas said...

Seems to be a glitch with the mobile version that came out today. I just now played this level on the PC and passed it easily!!!

Anonymous said...

Has ANYONE passed this level using iPhone?! Not enough chocolates.

Kakas said...

Same problem with chocolate

Anonymous said...

Same problem on iPad. Get one chocolate per move, every time. Have to leave it for a few days until they fix it. Can't see that boosters can help, other than adding at least 10 moves. Stupid glitch.

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone. I've played this about 40 times before coming here and I couldn't understand why I was short of chocolate every game on iPad. Popcorns are fairly easy but I've been well short on the chocolate count. Time to stop, and wait for it to be sorted.

didueverdoubtme said...

Play it on facebook. See my comment above

didueverdoubtme said...

Can't be done on mobile. .chocolate wont grow quick in moves. Play on Facebook on computer. See my posts above

Anonymous said...

Mathematically impossible on iPhone, since the chocolate starts to grow at move 34 and nearly always grows only 1 chocolate per turn. So 40 cannot be attained. Quite a different game on Facebook where the chocolate grows exponentially.

Anonymous said...

I only have an iPad, so unless King fixes this level, it's bye-bye...

Anonymous said...

Thanks - will try laptop!

Cat said...

Hi all. Even with leaving chocolate to grow undisturbed, I agree it's not mathematically possible on iPad. Could have done it with extra moves, but shouldn't have to. I've emailed King, and would suggest others who have the time do th same.

carlton said...

Just beat this level on mobile. You will need to use the check mark boosters. But try to save them after you have completed the popcorns..that way the become chocolate instead of popcorn. Next and very importantly you must destroy the chocolates throughout the game...when there are no chocolates on the board it spawns 3 at a time but if there are chocolates on the board it usually spawns only 1. So even if you have to use a hammer to destroy a couple of chocolates you will get 3 chocolates in return. I ended up using 2/3 hammers but no extra moves

carlton said...

Just beat this level on mobile. You will need to use the check mark boosters. But try to save them after you have completed the popcorns..that way the become chocolate instead of popcorn. Next and very importantly you must destroy the chocolates throughout the game...when there are no chocolates on the board it spawns 3 at a time but if there are chocolates on the board it usually spawns only 1. So even if you have to use a hammer to destroy a couple of chocolates you will get 3 chocolates in return. I ended up using 2/3 hammers but no extra moves

Anonymous said...

Couldn't beat this level on mobile, either on the iPad or my Android phone. I either could get the chocolate I needed or the popcorn, but not both. On mobile, you have to keep the chocolate down because the spawners don't add more if there is a lot of chocolate already there, but in so doing, you're reducing opportunities to get the popcorn. If you must, try for a wrap/stripe combo that can take out the chocolate and hit the popcorn at the same time. I never managed to achieve that perfectly on mobile. I played on the computer and got it on the first attempt easily. Play on the computer if at all possible.

Cat said...

Thanks Carlton. Tried 4 times your way so far. Only got 2 chocolates with check, but came closer, so I'm hopeful. What I don't get is I hadn't gotten the popcorns before using the checks in any of the four, but they only became popcorn in two. It all needs fixing.

Cat said...

Got tired of this level, and check boosters gave me choc or popcorn in no order I could ascertain, so I gave in and used all boosters and a final gold bar (luckily I had plenty) extra moves to escape. Nothing like feeling you need to escape something which should be fun. Need to do some thinking about that. Better luck to all.

Anonymous said...

Same here -- after half a day on the iPhone, realised it was impossible. Went to Facebook and got it on first try,

Thanks for the tip - very frustrating from the gamemaker

Charles Crawford said...

DO NOT DO THIS ON iPhone or iPad. Not enough chocolate and you waste boosters for nothing. Use PC and nail it first time.

Stupid

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely insane! On my iPhone I had to collect 60 chocolates and 4 popcorns in 30-something moves. Had like 30 chocolates to go every time. Seriously impossible. Then I updated the app, and it was only 40 chocolates and 2 popcorns. Helpful. But could still not get enough chocolate. Tried it once at Facebook (thanks to tip from this page), and it was easy peasy! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Choosing boosters to pass a level is one thing, but being obliged to because mathematically not possible otherwise is another thing! Seems to be the case with mobile players. That's dishonest! King, I hope this is just a glitch, and that you will fix this problem ASAP!!!

Anonymous said...

Nope, not for me on ipad. I kept the chocolayrs cleared but they reproduced one or two at a time, and sometimes not at all. Junk game.

Anonymous said...

MW
Just passed this on iPhone. I used check booster. I don't know if this is the case with everyone but I found that most of the check boosters that appeared in the bottom half of the board changed to chocolate and the ones above changed to popcorn. (Maybe that was just a coincidence) .
Still needed 5 extra moves to pass

Unknown said...

Not possible on iPhone not enough chocolate is produced, passed on laptop.

KPJ said...

Can't get enough chocolate on Apple iPhone or pad - needs new update. I am getting tired of these games that I try for days only to find out after reading other players reviews that there is a problem with the level. Will delete game if it happens again.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a laptop or computer. What am I to do? Should I only leave?

Anonymous said...

After giving the above comment I played in my iPad only and passed with three stars. Used check booster and it gave many popcorn and still got. Don't be panic everyone will pass. Best of luck.

CC from vero said...

Thanks Carlton- this level is finally over. I got one popcorn with check but mostly chocolate! Still had to use 2 hand switches and 9 extra moves- yuck! You shouldn't have to play it this way, King๐Ÿ˜

Anonymous said...

The chocolate spawner stops making extra chocolate part way through the level. Impossible to get enough chocolate on an iPad. Need to fix the spawner.

Anonymous said...

As others have said, this is one to be played on a PC. Was stuck for 3 days on my Android phone - the popcorns were pretty easy, but couldn't get enough chocolate. Read the tips here, played on my laptop on Facebook, nailed it first time, easy-peasy.

Zenith said...

Took the above advice and played on laptop via Facebook, passed on the second try. I'm annoyed that I wasted my time trying to complete it on my iPhone.

King claims their levels can be beaten without boosters, this proves that they either don't test their games before they release them or they are simply lying.

Ah well, it's a free game so I guess there's only so much we can complain.

Lisa said...

I tried for the past two days to pass this level on my iphone and no such luck. First try on the computer and boom done! There was never enough chocolate on the phone!

Anonymous said...

Same here Lisa. No way on mobile. Got close using Carlton's tips above, only needing 2 chocolates and definitely doable for me IF I had used gold bars for extra moves. Anyway, got it right off on PC.....Onot to get through to a timed level. Back to mobile!
Lisa in KY

DB said...

I just passed this on my Nexus. As another poster said, let the chocolate grow as much as possible. I had a sprinkle ball several times and waited to use it until the chocolate had grown some. It can be done!

Anonymous said...

Cant seem to pass on iPad yet. Not enough chocolate and checkmark booster hasnt helped yet. Posting for luck.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I finally was able to pass this level on my iPad but I had to use everything in my arsenal plus get a little lucky. I began by choosing the color bomb, striped and wrapped candy, and the lucky candy. I kept updating my board until the color bomb was next to the striped, and then I switched them for that mega combo. I noticed that if I didn't have any chocolates the spawners would give me 2 or 3 at a time. I kept getting rid of all the chocolates. The lucky candies would sometime turn into chocolate--this is where I got lucky--sometimes they would turn into kernels. My last turn I had 5 chocolates--just exactly what I needed. I used 4 candy hammers to get rid of them, then used the hand,switching, candy to get rid of the last one with a 3of a kind combo. Good luck. I hope you find combinations that worked for you.

Anonymous said...

This is definately glitched for ipad. The things at the bottom aren't spitting out chocolates so there's never enough to finish.

Anonymous said...

To Carlton, your advice helped me finally pass on ipad. Used hammers to get rid of popcorns. Then after that every checkmark candy turned into chocolate. Kept clearing the chocolate so spawners would spit out more than one. On last move I had to use hammers again to get the lasr 3 chocolates needed. Used up a lot of my boosters but worth it to pass this horrible level. Thanks Carlton!

Avi Jain said...

Same here unable to destroy 40 choclates

Avi Jain said...

Same here unable to destroy 40 choclates

Anonymous said...

You are so right

Deano said...

Could not get close on iPad. Went on pc and got it 1time, 3 stars. Spits out heaps of chocolate.

susana martins said...

Cannot get enough chocolate on my iPhone. Going to try laptop

Lars Bo Nielsen said...

I Think The spawners only produce fresh Chokolate in the conor adjectent to them on Phones and tablets hence it is most likely impossible to get enought on 38 moves.
I will try PC as well ๐Ÿ˜

Anonymous said...

Its obviously possible as many people are past this level.

Anonymous said...

Same problem as most have posted!! Break the popcorn numerous times, can't get enough chocolate! Don't have many boosters since King sabotaged my app making me delete it and reinstall.... Therefore loosing all saved boosters and saved lives! Guess I have to wait till I can accumulate more!!

Anonymous said...

The level is buggy on the android app. Who ever did it so far knows, that every level should be playable without the help of boosters. There have been levels in the past which i first thought they are just buggy. But regarding the video above it´s clear that there should come two chocolates with every move - then it´s easy. On android devices there only comes one each move, even when you try to clear the lower corners right before the next shot - impossible.
Sometimes i wonder if the programmers test every level on all major systems before they publish them - doesn´t look like that.

Anonymous said...

Did it now on facebook at the second try. The Onlineversion has an all different meaning. o.k... now next time when i think a level is buggy i try it on PC. hmm...if it´s that what the programmers wanted to make me logon to facebook?

Anonymous said...

This is fairly easy to do on the PC. If possible do it there. I lost a bunch of games on the iPad before I switched. Only took 3 times on the PC. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Impossible on ipad - even used 10 "tick" specials to generate more chocolate and it still didn't work. Will give up until bug is fixed. I used to be bothered but after 1600 levels not so much now zzzz

Anonymous said...

Shame on King for not fixing the problem in this level. We shouldn't have to use all our boosters to pass. Seems that the games are no fun anymore. Hopefully they fix this as this is the only game I play. Also some of us onky play on our iPad or android phones, or devices.

Anonymous said...

Got it 2nd try on computer. Computer version different than iPad. No enough chocolates generated on iPad. WTF? Also have free ufo and paint brush boosters on computer. Don't have any free ones on iPad. Used a ufo booster to help out. Thought I'd never get passed this one. Yay!

shannonfredericks said...

Not on iOS.

Christine Tyson said...

I've tried numerous times on iPad. But there is only one chocolate bonmb being spawned at a time. So it's probably impossible to win this game on iPod. Has anyone completed this level on iPod?

Anonymous said...

Playing on android. Same problem, can't get enough chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Can't get on iPhone or iPad. Don't have a computer. Tried the check and it only gave me more popcorn. Needs to be fixed!

Anonymous said...

What fun is a level that can't be won? Playing on iPad; impossible to win without buying extra moves.

Ladilove said...

I've played on PC, and still the same issue, NOT ENOUGH CHOCOLATE. So I don't know what PC y'all are playing on, the game is still the same.

Anonymous said...

Very different game on PC than on Android. So much chocolate it can take over the board. Got very close so I used a lollipop hammer to fire off a horizontal stripe on my last move to finish popping the popcorn.

B.K.Arora said...

Read the sane advice from some of the co-players to play the game on PC. Went to my laptop and cleared the level in first attempt with 16 moves left. The spawners spawned the chocolates in multiples on laptop against one at a time on mobile. So there was no problems in finding suffient number of chocolates which was a major problem on the mobile. Cheers.

B.K.Arora said...

Read the sane advice from some of the co-players to play the game on PC. Went to my laptop and cleared the level in first attempt with 16 moves left. The spawners spawned the chocolates in multiples on laptop against one at a time on mobile. So there was no problems in finding suffient number of chocolates which was a major problem on the mobile. Cheers.

Ultramum said...

Story of my life - not enough chocolate!

Anonymous said...

This, like many of the episodes now, is rigged to make you log into FB to play the easier version on a PC. So they can hassle all your friends. I'm never doing that. I play only on phone.

Wasted a ton of tick marks that just turned into popcorn and clogged the board. I haven't purchased any boosters in 6 months because we get so many free. I don't mind paying sonething for the game. Why should it always be free? I bought gold bars to get extra moves to make it through. If that's all I have to do every six months so be it.

Anonymous said...

After 2 days of playing on my iPad and needing 1 chocolate to pass, I went to my PC and passed it first try, no boosters! Ridiculous!

Catgirl said...

Ok so we've established its impossible on iPhone without the check booster, even with that I can't do it, and now used up
All my free ones. But what's the point King of the games being different on other platforms? I don't get it? Boring as...

Anonymous said...

This level was my last. Tried hundreds of time on my phone, tablet and computer. Impossible to get enough chocolate, so King must be expecting you to buy extra moves. The new CC owners are certainly out to make money.

koko said...

In my1601/level there are 4 popcorn & 60 chocolate in 38 move how it is possible ???

Anonymous said...

Fix the chocolate bug! On my iPad i can't pass this level although I'm doing everything easily and correctly, because there is not enough chocolate spawned by the game. It is always at least 4 chocolates short at the last move. I have to stop playing until the bug is fixed.

Anonymous said...

This is a new low for King! A level that is proven to be impossible!! I can't play on PC so I guess it's goodbye from me!!

Thresa Muglich said...

Tried and tried on the tablet and got it 1st try on the Laptop. Super easy. The next Level is a monster--Hate Hate Hate timed levels, they are EVIL>>>>

Catgirl said...

Mathematically impossible on iPhone, but easy peasy on PC, got it first time with lives to spare! The next level is awful on both platforms... :(

Anonymous said...

Ok King.... Impossible chocolate to impossible licorice?? Back to solitaire for me.... You can shove your evil spawners AND your evil developers sideways. Always trying to put your hand in our pockets. I DO NOT enjoy your game for enjoyment when you consistently try to make us buy boosters.

Anonymous said...

The licorice grows much faster than the chocolate. After being stuck on this level for ages, I got it on the first try since the fix. I wish they had included a note or something. For a moment i felt crazy given how hard it was before and how it was such a snap today.

For everyone who was stuck, give it one more try!

Van5 said...

Have been trying this for a few days then this afternoon it changed to licorice and was able to get this finally! Never had enough chocolate but got plenty of licorice which blocked the way most of the time. Finally got the winning board and got the popcorn and the licorice. Thankfully King changed this so that it's doable on iPad as I don't play on anything else.

Remi Broadway said...

I wasted days trying this on the iphone and couldn't get enough chocolate to spawn. After reading comments I gave it a go on my laptop and nailed it first try.

Don't waste time trying this one on mobile.

Linni said...

Am I playing a different game or have they swapped the chocolate for liquorice overnight? It grows really quickly and gobbles up any moves I make :(

Anonymous said...

You aren't playing a different game. It recently changed to 30 moves to get 28 licorice and 2 popcorns. An even more garbage level after the change. Before you couldn't get enough chocolate but now you can't make enough special combos to clear the popcorns because of the stupid licorice. I'm beyond done with this B.S. game. Suck it King!

Anonymous said...

Don't bother starting on the bottom unless you can hit one of the spawners. King has broken their own rules and the licorice spawns in empty spaces now where there is no candy. Can't remember this being how it functioned before but I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Wish there'd bit more tips on the updated version, with licorice instead of chocolate.

After about 50 tries, I finally finished this one. I did it by trying to make as many moves at the botton first, to aggressively help keep the licorice at bay. Only then did I try to bring things down, to make striped/wrapped combos, which took out the sides.

Bahaa said...

Dears,
U can do it, just u should not wait for spawners to produce the 40 chocolates. U need to destroy the chocolates produced already then the next time the spawners will produce more than one chocolate... U repeat this and u will pass it ����

Leslie W said...

Unlike everyone else, I have licorice not chocolate! What is up with that? Still works the same way, but a little strange.

TammyB said...

I'm on my android phone and I have 30 moves to get 28 licorice and 2 popcorn. Wondering why the huge difference. And yes I'm talking about level 1601.

Wakaka said...

My android also need 60 chocolate and 4 popcorn...

Anonymous said...

The evil spawners do not produce chocolate, they generate licorice instead. Have played numerous times. Can not get the popcorns.

onlylisa said...


Very difficult level possibly made harder because stripes don't penetrate through LICORICE like it does through chocolate


Check booster is about your only option. The LICORICE makes it almost impossible to hit the spawned or the popcorn. Hope that the check boosters give you what you need in a a place you can hit it .

Anonymous said...

Licorice not chocolate. And indeed impossible to get to the popcorns. Grace from DU

sprocket2 said...

I also had licorice, not chocolate. I think that the licorice must be an improvement because the chocolate also grows on it's on, the licorice is only made by the evil spawners. King is giving a free wrapped candy on levels today. Whether because of this or just luck, I completed with 3 stars on my second try. The wrapped candy really helped with the popcorn and I was able to make stripe/color bomb combos. Good luck! And if you're not doing this with a free wrap I'd use the booster if you have one and reset until it's close to one of the popcorns.

Sarah said...

Same here. Chocs would be sooo much easier than these darn licorice.

Coreen Mora said...

Same here. Licorice are impossible they spawn like crazy.

Anonymous said...

Unless you can stockpile enough free hammers, to beat the pop out of the popcorn, I don't see it as being possible with the licorice.

Rob in Banner Elk, NC

Anonymous said...

I posted earlier, before playing 1601 several more times. Since when can licorice move into empty spaces????? This smells like King is trying to force people to quit. I don't even think I could buy my way through this crock of fecal matter.


Rob in Banner Elk, NC

Anonymous said...

The lucky board showed up this morning. Had to use one hammer to finish off the second popcorn. 2 stars, and I'm happy to have both of them.


Rob in Banner Elk, NC

Anonymous said...

The evil spawners are ridiculous, when you can't even get close to them

Ann said...

okay…getting close but no cigar

Ann said...

can't hit the popcorn...

Anonymous said...

No chocolate in my game only impossible licorice. Uggh! Help!!!

Anonymous said...

No chocolate only licorice on my board. No chance of getting the popcorn. Stripes wont go thru licorice. All about to give up. Think i will be playing another game.

Anonymous said...

The first comments refer to chocolate, but I am getting licorice. Did King change the game? I can get enough of the candy, but can't come close to getting the popcorn.

Anonymous said...

Please help!!!!!!

Buffy said...

Yay. Got it first time. Lucky enough to get stripes in right spot to get popcorn. The rest was easy.

Patti said...

My board isn't like the one in the video. On mine, the spawners aren't off to the side and I only have 30 moves. Anyone else have this problem?

Anonymous said...

Having no problem getting plenty of licorice done but no luck at all in getting the popcorn knocked out when playing with no boosters.

Katrina Arndt said...

I have the licorice, and by the time I have broken through the bricks it's impossible to even get near the popcorn arghhhh why does the game change would have been easier with the chocolate instead of the awful licorice, need help please

Katrina Arndt said...

Fckin stupid level wasted my boosters fckin over it lucky board now please

Anonymous said...

I too have 28 licorice and 2 popcorn's to get and its virtually impossible to get at the popcorn. I know king has been known to make changes to levels before but this is crazy. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

After goodness knows how many attempts I just needed one more hit on a popcorn and, for the sake of my sanity, I gave in and hit it with a hammer.

Anonymous said...

On Android I have to get licorice not chocolate. Chocolate is easier to get. I need help please and thanks.

Elizabeth Macklen said...

How funny that warning is "to not get rid of the spinners at beginning!" WHO IN THE HECK CAN GET THAT FAR; as if you only have to hit them ONE time instead of continually!! I hate this level; licorice galore!