| ||For an overview of Nuka-Cola soda in the Fallout series of games, see Nuka-Cola.|
|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
Interesting variant of the popular soft drink from the friendly Nuka Cola people. Nobody liked the taste.”
The ingredients of Nuka-Cola include: carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate (to protect taste), natural flavors, citric acid, and caffeine. What gives it a unique flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage its trademark taste. Some versions of the drink also include vita-minerals and health tonics. During the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the recipe was changed.
Cherry Nuka-Cola is a variation of regular Nuka-Cola. After it was introduced, it turned out that nobody liked the taste. This resulted in a marketing disaster for the company, which quickly attempted to save the brand by introducing the Classic Nuka-Cola, tasting exactly like the original, but in a new bottle. The story of its introduction, rejection, and replacement by Classic Nuka-Cola mimics that of New Coke.
Cherry Nuka-Cola resembles the original Nuka-Cola bottle but the liquid inside is a bright red instead of being brown. Instead of having 17 fruity flavors this unpopular Nuka-Cola only had the one (cherry). It has no effects and carries a 15% chance of getting a Nuka-Cola addiction.
- Held by Hillary Eastwood, the mayor of Quincy.
- Sold by Gloria, a prostitute in Great Bend.
- In a pot during the mission at Buena Vista.
- In a refrigerator along with two Yellow Nuka-Colas in Peoria.
Behind the scenesEdit
- During the 2008 E3 as a promotional item, people were given a real drinkable version of Nuka-Cola. It greatly resembles the 1950s look of the Coca-Cola brand bottles.
- The name of the Nuka-Cola creator, John-Caleb Bradberton, is an amalgamation of the inventors of Coca-Cola (John Pemberton) and Pepsi-Cola (Caleb Bradham).
- Its logos, bottle designs, market crash, and even its name are heavily based on Coca-Cola.
- The story of its introduction, rejection, and replacement by Classic Nuka-Cola mimics that of New Coke. In reality however, New Coke initially received generally positive reactions in terms of taste, but the iconic status of the old formula produced a strong backlash reaction that pressured executives into changing it back.