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Cooking Dash Glitch in Trial of Style and Series Finale

As all regular Cooking Dash players know, there had been a long Asian Series theme in Trial of Style mid-April until this earlier this month. One of the goals listed was unlocking a new venue – Pad Thai Pinball – only upon placing at the top 5th in 3 consecutive Trial of Styles.

I played my way to top 5th on the first and second Trial of Styles but, unfortunately, my progress had reset to zero when I was halfway through the third and last Trial of Style in the Asian Series. By the time the Asian Series Trial of Style was over, my stats only reflected my achievements for the third ToS.


I contacted Glu Support about this but it seems they do not have a record of my 2 previous ToS achievements. I did place top 5th in the second ToS and was first on the third. I could only recall being somewhere in the top 5 for the first ToS. All they could give me was a few premium wheels and some 25 gold bars for my troubles.


Unfortunately I was not able to keep a screenshot of my first and second Asian Series Trial of Style achievements. If you encounter a glitch like the one I experienced, remember to keep screenshots of your progress. As a result, they could not get the new venue unlocked for me.

The glitch only affected the Trial of Style progress and thankfully my gold bars, golden saucers, VIP tickets, etc, are still in the correct number.

The Asian Series Treasure Hunt was scheduled around the same time as the third and last Trial of Style.


I had finished the Treasure Hunt goals a day before the third ToS and the glitch had also reset my Treasure Hunt achievements – it was like I never played it at all even though I did equip Flo with the item I won from the Treasure Hunt.


I don’t know if anyone has already unlocked the new venue Pad Thai Pinball. But it seems it will be available soon for everyone who registers to Diner Dash Adventures.


Another glitch concerns that of the recent Swine ‘n’ Dine Series Finale. I already earned the golden saucer for completing the Series Finale in the past.


Another proof that supports this is that I was awarded the Series Finale completion for this time around.


Yet when I go past the 4 seasons, the system shows me as not having played it at all.


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Cooking Dash Hack

There are a number of sites I found online which promise unlimited gold in Cooking Dash but will only lead to more spam mail. The Cooking Dash hacks these sites promote are designed to look legit but fail to deliver on their promise of giving you unlimited gold in your Cooking Dash account. The steps usually involve surveys and offers and other times they require you to download specific mobile apps. It would probably work if you’re using Cooking Dash on Android but the comments on the online sites offering unlimited gold in Cooking Dash have all the characteristics of spam.

I’ve never spent my gold bars for preparing Auto Chef recipes and I do not have the patience to wait for 2 days to complete a recipe. I only spend them on a season’s ingredients and cooking wares. There are a few ways that I can still hold on to my Cooking Dash gold bars for later.

MOVING DATE AND TIME FORWARD. This is an old familiar trick which a lot of Candy Crush players have used to extend their lives without having to wait for one’s Candy Crush lives to reset every 15-20 minutes. Its use in Cooking Dash is mainly on cooking VIP recipes. Doing it in Cooking Dash is not a quick process as it is in Candy Crush because of the various recipes and one might encounter a little hiccup especially when one thinks the recipes are already cooked only to find out that the recipes have not been completed once you switch back your phone’s date and time to the present.

Let’s start with Auto Chef which takes 1 day and 9 hours to prepare:


Close the Cooking Dash mobile app. Go to Settings, make sure to turn off WiFi first before you enable Airplane Mode. Tap on General > Date & Time > Disable Set Automatically. Round off 1 day and 9 hours to 2 days, in this example, I moved June 14 to June 16.




Open the Cooking Dash app again and claim the completed recipes:



Once the slots are empty again, do not go back to Settings yet to reset the date & time to normal. Instead, prepare more VIP recipes.




Close the Cooking Dash app again and go back to Settings > General > Date & Time to move date & time forward to 3 days. Open the Cooking Dash app, collect the prepared recipes and close the Cooking Dash app.


Once you’re in Settings > Date & Time, enable Set Automatically first before disabling Airplane Mode. In my case I usually keep the WiFi off before I go back to Cooking Dash to play because the WiFi where I stay in can be sometimes unstable and it renders the completed recipes useless.

The caveat to this trick is it would sometimes screw up your Trial of Style and/or Treasure Hunt progress. Make sure to take screenshots of your progress prior to enabling airplane mode.


PURCHASE A SECOND RECIPE SLOT FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVE BOOST. This is a good alternative for when I don’t have enough gold to purchase the default Auto Chef for a particular season. A second slot usually costs 40 gold bars and 75 gold bars in some seasons. I find the additional active boost is really useful for getting 5 stars every episode. I noticed that even if I only completed 58% of the Shop’s purchase, I still was able to get 5 stars even up to Season 4 when the required goal points are higher.

As for Auto Chef, there is usually the Deal Wheel or Premium Wheel. The more milestones I reach in Trial of Style, the more chances I get of spinning the Premium Wheel for accumulating Auto Chef tokens and other stuff.

PLAY SERIES FINALE SMARTLY. If you’ve played enough Series Finale in Cooking Dash, you will learn that the coins required go higher for succeeding levels. Some series require 3000 coins upward once you reach level 5, the last level. To play it smart, always aim for the lowest required number of coins on the first level.

As you can see in the video below the goal varies when you tap close and then tap next.





You can alternate between tapping close and next within the Series Finale window or tapping close on the entire series window and going back to the Series Finale window until you see the coin requirement you are comfortable working with.





SERVE VIPs DURING SUPER FLO ACTIVATIONS. KB commented on this post that waiting to serve VIPs for a brief period when Super Flo is activated in Trial of Style doubles your coins from 200. Case in point as shown in the following videos. In the first video, I missed the 400-point reward by a few seconds because I served a VIP right before the Super Flo activation.




The second video is when I got the Super Flo activation timing right.




ONLY PLAY SERIES FINALE ON ITS LAST HOUR.┬áThe earlier you play a venue’s series finale, the more likely you’re going to replay the whole thing all over again. I learned this the hard way a while ago when the Bavaria Fest series finale was unlocked and to my excitement, jumped in and completed it only to be dismayed a day after when I saw the Bavaria Fest series finale had reset. My stats were not saved and it’s as if I never played it at all. I did claim the premium prize wheel for it post-game but I still feel I wasted my time replaying it.

TREASURE HUNT PREP A RECIPE REQUIREMENT. Sometimes Treasure Hunt events start with Prep A Recipe or Watch Video for Free Gold. You might find yourself in a quandary if you have more than 10 of the required recipe. What you can do is play a random episode in any venue using that particular’s Super Customer or VIP recipe and tap on the || icon on the top right to display the Resume or Quit options. Soon after you serve the first customer of the episode you’re playing, tap on Quit. That way you do not have to spend a lot of time playing for the 10 or 20 recipe slots to go down to 2.