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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.
Nuka-Cola Boost started as a coffee recipe by William Lee, sold under the brand Packed Full Of Joe. After John-Caleb Bradberton bought his patent, the Nuka-Cola Corporation started developing Nuka-Boost, a combination of Nuka-Cola and the coffee.
Initial tests did not go well, as Bradberton himself did not like the combination of flavors.