There's a real-life, edible version of 'Candy Crush' made in a London lolly shop -- and we found out how it's made

Candy Crush sweetsBusiness Insider/James CookThe candy is stretched out while it’s still hot.

“Candy Crush” is the addictive smartphone game made by King, the Swedish game developer that was acquired for a giant $5.6 billion by Activision Blizzard in 2016.

The distinctive and simple look of “Candy Crush” and other games by King is a big part of the game’s success — you can instantly tell when someone in public is playing the game.

It turns out that Candy Crush fans are able to buy edible sweets just like the ones they play with in the game. We went along to Spun Candy in London to find out how they’re made.

In case you've never played 'Candy Crush,' here's what the desktop version looks like. You match candies to win.

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'Candy Crush' developer King worked with Spun Candy to design real-life versions of the sweets in the game. Here's what the early designs looked like.

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We're going to follow the process of making the jelly bean candy design. First of all, transparent candy is heated up, and then it's dyed to make it white and red.

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The candy is mixed with the dye, and then separated so that there are two red sections and one white section.

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The white section is stretched out. This makes sure that there's lots of air in it.

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The red sections are cut into lots of different bits.

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Some of the red parts are mixed with some of the white parts. That makes pink candy.

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There you go: Pink candy!

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The pink candy is wrapped inside some red candy. This will make the actual jelly bean part of the sweets.

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And that's all wrapped in a big white layer. This will be the inside section.

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Now it's time to make the stripes that go along the outside. They're put together by hand using the red and white sections that were set aside earlier.

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The stripes are wrapped around the main section. It looks a bit like a giant sweet here, right?

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Now it's time to stretch it! That way, the design goes through all of the candy.

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The candy is still warm, so it can be stretched out really far.

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The candy is cut into sections and rolled to keep it circular as it cools down.

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The candy on the left is getting cold and more rigid. But the candy on the right hasn't been rolled, so it's still warm and floppy.

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Candy can also be made into lollipops by making a spiral shape.

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The design goes through all of the sweets because the large, original section was stretched out really far.

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The sections are put on cutting blocks and chopped up to make the small sweets.

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Spun Candy also makes sweets with other 'Candy Crush' characters ...

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... and these cool lollipops.

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