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For an overview of Nuka-Cola, see Nuka-Cola.
For an overview of Nuka-Cherry, see Nuka-Cherry.

 
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Interesting variant of the popular soft drink from the friendly Nuka Cola people. Nobody liked the taste.

Cherry Nuka-Cola is a consumable item in Fallout Tactics.

Background

Main article: Nuka-Cola

Nuka-Cola entered the beverage market in 2044, with the invention of the soft drink by John-Caleb Bradberton after two years of experimentation.[1] It contained 120% of the recommended daily allowance of sugar, and took the United States market by storm, and within a year could be purchased nationwide.[2] Its popularity rapidly increased and within several years it was the most popular beverage across the globe.[3][2]

The unique taste of Nuka-Cola is the result of a combination of 17 fruit essences, balanced to enhance the classic cola flavor.[4] Additives such as aspartame, phosphoric and citric acid, caramel color, caffeine, and potassium benzoate were added to carbonated water along with additional natural flavors, resulting in the product's formula.[5] [1]

It was marketed as being fortified with vitamins, minerals and "health tonics."[6] Ingredients were combined in just the right proportion, to the level that shortages of ingredients or changes to the recipe were noticed by consumers.[7] Frequent consumption could cause addiction, which led to splitting headaches.[8]

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.

Characteristics

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 unlike its regular counterpart does not have a risk of Nuka-Cola addiction.

Locations

Behind the scenes

  • 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).
  • The story of its introduction, rejection, and replacement by Classic Nuka-Cola mimics that of New Coke. While New Coke received generally positive reactions in initial taste tests, the iconic status of the old formula produced a strong backlash reaction that pressured executives into changing it back.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 World of Refreshment PA tour
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sierra Petrovita: "When Nuka-Cola was invented by John-Caleb Bradberton in 2044, it quickly became the world's most popular soft drink. The wonder drink soon drew a dedicated following which prompted the Nuka-Cola Corporation to release many promotional items like these. By 2067, a Nuka-Cola machine such as this rare pristine model could be found on almost every street in America. Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  3. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States."
  4. Nuka-World loading screens: "Nuka-Cola's award-winning taste is derived from a secret combination of seventeen fruit essences which are balanced to enhance, but not overwhelm, that classic cola flavor."
  5. Dugan: "{123}{}{Carbonated Water, Caramel Color, Aspartame, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Benzoate (To Protect Taste), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Caffeine}"
    (Dugan's dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "Never mind. I think you've had enough sugar for one day."
    Zip: "But Nuka-Cola's fortified with vitaminerals and health tonics! It even says so on the label! That means it's healthy for me!"
    (Zip's dialogue)
  7. Lone Wanderer: "The taste... I could never get used to it."
    Sierra Petrovita: "No no no! You're mistaken! The flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage that delicious taste. In fact, in the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  8. Dugan: "{116}{}{It is the stuff of life . . . Well actually, if I don't drink it on an hourly basis I get a splitting headache.}"
    (DUGAN.MSG)