The town of North Pole has a winding road going through it. Along the road, there are several levels the player must complete. Oversized cupcakes are off to the side, and there is a giant snow globe. A silhouette of Santa and his three reindeer that pull the sleigh is over the moon.

North Pole is an “extra” town in Kitchen Scramble. It appears in December, and is only around for a limited time. This town (that you can ignore if you want to) is decorated for Christmas.

Chef Crisp makes it clear that North Pole is is only around for a limited time.

Chef Crisp: Play North Pole for a limited time only! Earn special rewards, such as star tokens, power ups, or boosts, and premium ingredients, by passing each Star Gate!

The Star Gates are gates that block the player from going through them. Players need a total of 10 Star Tokens in order to pass a Star Gate. There is also a way to purchase more Stars with Kitchen Cash.

Chef Crisp makes it clear that North Pole requires Candy Cane, not Supplies.

Chef Crisp: North Pole requires Candy Cane, not Supplies, to play each level.

Chef Crisp tells the player that time is running out.

Chef Crisp: Time is running out……..Once North Pole expires, you can no longer earn the rewards.

For some reason, the people who worked on the game put an unnecessary amount of punctuation into the text boxes. I’ve no idea why. Either this was written by people who aren’t very good with written English, or this was the only way to get around a glitch of some kind.

Chef Crisp says friends can give you Candy Cane as a gift.

Chef Crisp: Friends can give you Candy Cane as a gift, or you can purchase Candy Cane from the store. Your Candy Cane supply will also replenish itself, but not as quickly as your Supplies do.

It appears that your “Friends” are people on Facebook who are also playing Kitchen Scramble. This bothers me tremendously, because I strongly dislike Facebook. Kitchen Scramble has a pop-up that attempts to encourage the player to connect to Facebook.

If you are playing Kitchen Scramble on an iPhone or iPad, go into your Settings. Look for “Game Center” and click on it. One of the options is to turn off the “Connect with Friends”. It stops Kitchen Scramble from tracking you. (At least, that’s how I understand it.)

Chef Crisp says when North Pole expires, the Candy Cane will be gone.

Chef Crisp: Once North Pole expires, your Candy Cane will be gone, so try to use it all up.

Mechanic welcomes Pepper to the winter festival.

Mechanic: Welcom back Pepper, are you ready for this year’s winter festival?

There is another typo! Whomever put this part into the game left off the “e” at the end of welcome.

Pepper tells Mechanic she is all set for the festival.

Pepper: Hi! Yes I’m all set for the festival, got my special recipes right here.

Mechanic tells people a lot of people are looking forward to her special dishes.

Mechanic: Great, cause there are a lot of people looking forward to your special dishes.

Pepper tells Mechanic she "better get right on it".

Pepper: Oh! I better get right on it then.

New recipes for Level 1 are:

The Chocolate Candy Cane recipe includes a candy cane, a bar of chocolate, and some sprinkles.

Chocolate Candy Cane

Two chocolate cookies sit on a red plate. The cookies are shaped like stars. There is a red outline of a star on the front of each cookie.

Chocolate Star Cookies

Two chocolate cookies sit on a red plate. Each cookie is shaped like a Christmas tree. Each cookie has a red outline of a Christmas tree on the front of it.

Chocolate Tree Cookies

A white bowl with a holly leaf decoration on the front of it, and a green rim, holds a bowl of cheesy ham soup.

Cheesy Ham Soup

A metallic looking bowl holds a serving of "Scalloped Pototoes". Some designer in this game made a typographical error.

Scalloped Pototoes

Someone who was working on this game clearly made a “typo”. It should say Potatoes, not “Pototoes”.

Two chocolate cookies that are shaped like a person sit on a red plate. There is a red outline on the front of each cookie that matches its shape.

Chocolate Man Cookies

A brown mug with a blue flower painted on the front of it. There is a spoon inside the mug, for a customer to stir their hot chocolate with.

Hot Chocolate

A green bowl holds a serving of Custard.

Custard

A box shows three gold stars. Below it are some of the ingredients. Off to the side it shows some of the recipes for level 1.

I got three stars in Level 1 of North Pole!

New recipes for Level 2 are:

Three round balls of chocolate, with sprinkles shaped like stars on top of them, sit on a white plate.

Christmas Candy

A cupcake that looks like a Christmas tree stands on a small purple plate. It is covered in chocolate and has sprinkles that are shaped like stars on it.

Christmas Tree Cup Cake

A cupcake, with a swirl of thick chocolate icing, sits on a white plate with decorations around the outside of it. The cupcake has sprinkles on it that are shaped like stars.

Chocolate Cup Cake

Cup Cake Maker Level 1 is slow and clunky. It's not the best version of a cup cake maker in Kitchen Scramble. It makes one cupcake at a time.

Players need to have the Cup Cake Maker Level 1 before they can start playing through Level 2. It costs 100,000 coins. I didn’t have that many coins when I tried to start Level 2. One way to earn more is to go back to some of the regular towns that you have already completed, and play those levels over and over again until you get the required amount of coins.

Cup Cake Maker Level 2 is more expensive than Level 1. The Level 2 version is much faster than the Level 1 version. Each device makes one cupcake at a time.

Cup Cake Maker Level 2 was so slow that it did not help me make progress through Level 2 at all! I decided to go back to previous towns and re-do levels that I already completed until I got the 200,000 coins that Cup Cake Maker Level 2 costs. Fortunately, this one is much faster than the Level 1 version!

Pepper is happy. She holds up two spoons. Next to her is a box that show three gold stars.

I got three stars in Level 2 of North Pole!

No new recipes for Level 3

I got one star in Level 3. The box shows on gold star, and two empty stars.

I got one star in Level 3.

I hadn’t quite learned the differences between the cupcake recipes yet.

The new recipe for Level 4 is:

A Christmas Cupcake has a wrapper around the bottom half of it. The top of the Christmas Cupcake has a pile of white frosting, with a red frosting coating it. There are some sprinkles that are shaped like stars on it.

Christmas Cup Cake

A box shows two gold stars and one empty star.

I got two stars on Level 4.

No more new recipes were added after Level 4. This is good, because it means the player doesn’t have to memorize any more new recipes in order to complete North Pole.

I got only one star in Level 5. The box shows one gold star and two empty stars.

I got one star in Level 5. I wasn’t aware of that, because the star was blocked behind the Snow Gate. I kept trying to click on Level 5, hoping it would open up and show me how many stars I earned. Instead, the game decided to show me a pop-up regarding the Snow Gate.

A pop-up shows a box that says "Buy Star Tokens". The Star Tokens look like a snowflake. A player must spend 5 Kitchen Cash to get a set of 20 Star Tokens.

This is the pop-up that I could not get past. It says “Buy Star Tokens”. The regular towns have Toll Booth tokens that look the same no matter what town you are in. North Pole has Snow Gates that require special tokens. The Snow Gate blocked me from seeing how many stars I earned in Level 5 – so I had to use 5 Kitchen Cash in order to make progress.

A box shows the rewards I got after passing through the Snow Gate. I got 5 golden spatulas, 5 hams, and 5 Star Tokens.

The rewards for passing the Snow Gate were: 5 golden spatulas, 5 hams, and 5 Star Tokens. Those tokens are in addition to the 10 Star Tokens I had already paid for.

Pepper stands next to a box that shows one gold star. The two other stars are empty.

Eventually, I went back and played through Level 5 again. I earned 1 star (total).

Pepper holds up two spoons and looks happy. The box next to her shows three gold stars.

I got three stars on Level 6!

Pepper holds up one spoon and looks happy. The box next to her shows two gold stars and one empty star.

I got two stars on Level 7.

Pepper holds up one spoon and looks happy. The box next to her has two gold stars and one empty star.

I got two stars on Level 8.

Pepper holds up two spoons and looks very happy. Next to her is a box with three gold stars in it.

I got three stars on Level 9!

Pepper holds up two spoons and looks happy. Next to her is a box with three stars in it. At the top of the screenshot is a small box that shows I served Christmas Candy to five customers.

I got three stars in Level 10!

It took me three times to pass this level. In this one, the player must serve Christmas Candy to at least 5 customers. The problem is that you won’t always get enough customers who want it.

A screenshot of a Snow Gate. It shows that I have more Star Tokens than I need to pass through this gate.

Snow Gate! The screenshot shows that I need 10 Star Tokens in order to get through this Snow Gate. I ended up with 24 Star Tokens. It is my understanding the the unused ones will disappear when the extra town of North Pole ends.

The Token Gate rewards this time were 5 Heart Blasts, 5 instant dishes, and 5 Star Tokens.

This time the rewards were 5 Heart Blasts, 5 Instant Dishes and 5 more Star Tokens.

Hipster tells Pepper "That was fun".

Hipster: That was fun, but I guess that’s it for this year’s festival.

Pepper tells Hipster "Can't wait for next year".

Pepper: Yep, it was a wonderful evening, can’t wait for next year.

Hipster tells Pepper "Don't forget to have some fun during the holidays".

Hipster: See you around and don’t forget to have some fun during the holidays.

Pepper tells Hipster "You have a fun holiday too."

Pepper: Thank you! You have a fun holiday too.

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