Nuka-Cola Corporation

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Nothing beats the taste, the taste that'll knock you out!

— Company slogan
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This page is about the pre-War company. For the soft drink, see Nuka-Cola.
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The Nuka-Cola Corporation was a pre-War softdrink manufacturer, well known for its eponymous Nuka-Cola line of products.


Nuka-Cola was invented in 2044 by John-Caleb Bradberton. Its unique taste gained widespread popularity quickly, ending with it becoming the most popular soft drink in the United States with an extremely dedicated following. The widely known dazzling blue bottle color was adopted as standard in 2052, after market research programs indicated that the blue color was the favorite in 86 people out of a hundred polled.

The ingredients of Nuka-Cola are: carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate (to protect taste), natural flavors, citric acid, and caffeine. What gives it the 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 vitaminerals and health tonics. During the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed.

By 2067, vending machines with ice cold Nuka-Cola could be found on virtually every street in America.

Known facilitiesEdit

  • Nuka-Cola plant in Newton - A large Nuka-Cola production plant in Kansas, and one of the town's most prominent sights before the war.
  • Nuka-Cola plant in Washington, D.C. - The company's main factory, which used cutting-edge equipment to keep the world's most popular soft drink in full production 24 hours a day.
  • Nuka-World - The company's own amusement/theme park.

Known productsEdit

Main article: Nuka-Cola


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Nuka-Cola was the most popular flavored soft drink in the United States before the Great War. After the War, Nuka-Cola remains one of the most popular soft drinks of the post-nuclear world, as much of it was preserved in a fairly pristine state, although it tends to be warm, irradiated, and flat. In Fallout 4, Nuka-Cola bottles take on a newer look.

Nuka-Cola ClearEdit

The company began to develop a product called Nuka-Cola Clear, with "only minimal loss of life." They were able to modify the look of Nuka-Cola, yet give it the same great taste. The formula and some entries on a research terminal can be found in the Nuka-Cola plant, but it never made it into production.

Nuka-Cola QuantumEdit

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In 2077, a new version called Nuka-Cola Quantum was introduced. According to the advertisements, it had twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste. To make it stand out more on the shelves and to give it an extra kick, the Quantum included a mild radioactive strontium isotope[1] (and an eighteenth fruit flavor - pomegranate). The effect was a drink that not only boosted your energy, but also glowed with a bright blue light. While no ill effects were recorded by the Food and Drug Administration, the isotope also caused the drinker's urine to glow for almost a week.

Reports that can be obtained in the Nuka-Cola plant show that product development had not been without failures and casualties. All of the testers of the first batch died soon after consumption. The company found a suitable isotope in strontium-90. The product was made in small experimental groups, which were then sent out around Washington, D.C. for feedback. Unfortunately, while the product was being sent out for response, some of the packages were caught out in the Great War.

Nuka Cola Quantum was released to the public the same day the bombs dropped: October 23, 2077. Because of this, Nuka-Cola Quantum is incredibly rare in the wasteland, with many bottles found in trucks that were shipping the product, ravaged by the bombs.

Nuka-Cola QuartzEdit

Nuka-Cola Quartz

Nuka-Cola Quartz is a flavor of Nuka-Cola unique to the American southwest, in a similar sort of situation to Nuka-Cola Quantum. It is a clear drink with a white tint and glow. This version of the soft drink also gives the drinker low-light vision, much like the effects given after taking Cateye.

Nuka-Cola VictoryEdit

Nuka-Cola Victory

Nuka-Cola Victory is another flavor of Nuka-Cola that is unique to the American southwest. It is colored orange, giving it a distinct look, much like the Nuka-Cola Quantum of the east coast.

Nuka CherryEdit

Nuka Cherry

Nuka Cherry is a cherry-flavored variant of Nuka-Cola with red coloring that was distributed in the vicinity of Boston.

Cherry Nuka-ColaEdit

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

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.

Classic Nuka-ColaEdit

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

Classic Nuka-Cola tastes exactly like the original Nuka-Cola, but comes in a new bottle. It was an attempt at saving the brand after the marketing disaster that was Cherry Nuka-Cola.

Fusion Nuka-ColaEdit

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

Phil, the Nuka-Cola dude, had the thankless job of riding around the Wasteland with his bike and refilling all of the Nuka-Cola machines that littered it. It was a tradition passed down (rather stupidly) from generation to generation. Phil was not impressed and doesn't like Nuka-Cola that much. It is rumored that he had something called Fusion Nuka-Cola, a unique, unknown taste which was created by fusing together some Nuka-Cola dregs into a concentrated essence.

Yellow Nuka-ColaEdit

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

Yellow Nuka-Cola is a "variation" of regular Nuka-Cola, both yellow in color and with an "interesting" smell. In Chicago, during the Brotherhood of Steel's reign, there were reports of this strange yellow Nuka-Cola. However, it was quickly identified as a substance designed by a "mad naked man" who "made water." Considering this, and the fact that it's poisonous to anyone naive enough to actually drink it, it is apparent that the so-called cola is in fact a generous helping of urine.

Nuka-Cola truckEdit

The Nuka-Cola truck is a red die-cast metal toy delivery truck labeled with the corporate logo of Nuka-Cola on the right side. Nuka-Cola trucks are found in the Capital Wasteland and Vault-Tec Vaults. A number of trucks can also be found in the Mojave Wasteland, inside Miguel's Pawn Shop, at The Fort, and two inside a locker at the lab in Vault 11. They also appear randomly in letterboxes outside of houses, particularly in the Freeside area surrounding New Vegas.


The products of the Nuka-Cola Corporation appear in all Fallout games except for Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Its plant in Washington, DC appears in Fallout 3.

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.
  • During 2015/2016 a real version of Nuka Cola Quantum could be purchased online and in Target stores worldwide.[2]
  • 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.



  1. "This product is the pinnacle of taste sensation. Seventeen fruit flavors and that signature cola taste blend to form the perfect refreshing soft drink. With its new Strontium additive, its got that unique kick to keep you on your toes." – Milo, shipping foreman

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