A Pear, possibly Papa Pear, wants to be a candy because he is feeling left out. There is a chocolate filled pink bucket below him. After episode: Tiffi cuts the rope holding the pear and dips the pear in the chocolate bucket. When the pear comes out, he has turned to a candy.
This is a hard episode. There are moderately hard levels such as 486, 488, 491 and 497, a harder level 492, and the notorious level 500 which was previously an insanely hard ingredient level until it was nerfed which gives a chance for level 492 to be the hardest level of this episode. This episode continues the extremely unfortunate trend of no new things introduced and also no timed levels. It's considered harder than the previous episode, Cherry Chateau.
This is the first time there has been 2 consecutive episodes without a timed level.
This is the fifth consecutive episode with nothing new. Many people expected a new element in this episode, and became very upset.
The pear in the story is said to be Papa Pear from another of King's game Papa Pear Saga. This is because in that game, pears are collected into buckets. In the story, there is a bucket below the pear, having an expression similar to the one from the Papa Pear game. And, the trophy name is referenced from Papa Pear Saga. Subsequently, Candy Crush Saga is referenced in Papa Pear Saga in the episode Pearlicious.
This is the first episode since Crunchy Castle, 18 episodes prior to this, to have more than 4 ingredient drop levels.
Many fans considered this the most disappointing episode, as there were no timed levels for the second episode running, and everyone expected a new element, having not had a new element since Soda Swamp, and there turned out to be nothing new. People were also disappointed that there wasn't anything special about Level 500 - it is just a normal, albeit deceivingly difficult, level.
This is formerly the hardest episode in the game.
This episode forms a part of a Hell's Cluster, which comprises levels 480-488.