Candies are the main elements in Candy Crush Jelly Saga. They are the items you match in the game. There are 8 types of candy, 7 regular candy colors and one special candy color with powerful effects..
When Creamy Canyon was released, (Purple Jelly/Violet/Dark Purple) was introduced. It is also its own candy color. It has a regular effect when matching three of . However, It has special properties when matched into special candies.
Regular candies - green, purple, yellow, orange, red, cyan, blue, and dark purple.
Dark purple candies don't create special candies when they are matched, unlike other types of regular candies. Instead, they have own special candy effect for each candy when they are matched the form of striped candy or wrapped candy. When they are matched the form of color bomb or coloring candy, the effect becomes combining two of it.
Special candies - created by forming special combinations. Each has its own effect.