# Candies

Candies are the main currency in Candy Box, and are given free from the start of the game to the player at a rate of 1 candy per second.

Candy has multiple uses:

Candy can be used to purchase items - lollipops, swords, etc Candy can be eaten, increasing the Maximum HP of the player. Candy can be thrown on ground. Candy can be used to enhance the Diamond Sword Candy can be used to create potions

## [edit] Eating Candy

Eating candy increases the player's Maximum HP (health points), the amount of damage a player can take before he has to abandon a quest and rest.

The formula for HP is 100 + 2.1 * Candies^0.4.

## [edit] Increasing Candy

The rate that you gain candy can be increased† by the Sorceress in exchange for massive quantities‡ of lollipops.

†Candy rate increases in a Fibonacci Sequence

‡The cost is equal to the next Fibonacci Number Squared * 10,000.

Ex: You have income rate 8. Next Fibonacci Number is 13. Cost to upgrade is 13*13*10,000 = 1,690,000

Candies can be hacked by using Cheats.

## [edit] Throwing Candies On The Ground

Candy can be thrown on the ground, 10 at a time. Throwing candies have no benefit except for wasting your candies. You will not be able to get these back, unless you get the Level 2 bug from the computer.

When candy is thrown on the ground, a message is displayed:

You threw 10 candies on the ground.

As you continue to throw candy on the ground, the message evolves:

You threw 10 candies on the ground... You threw 20 candies on the ground...? You threw 30 candies on the ground...? You threw 40 candies on the ground...? :| You threw 50 candies on the ground...? :/ You threw 60 candies on the ground...? :( You threw 70 candies on the ground...? :[ You threw 80 candies on the ground...? :{ You threw 90 candies on the ground...? :'( You threw 100 candies on the ground...? (;_;) You threw 100,000 candies on the ground...? WTF (*_*)