food paste is a consumable item in .
Food paste appears as a
cafeteria tray with a blob of pink paste on it. It replaced all forms of food at Suffolk County charter school as an experiment to help fund the school through a program called the Nutritional Alternative Paste Program (NAPP), developed by Vault-Tec in conjunction with the federal government. The paste was designed to provide complete nutrition and have a shelf life of over 100 years.
 Terminal entries at Suffolk County charter school suggest that the paste is completely devoid of flavor (though the intervention note stated that the paste "tastes great"), turns skin pink with regular consumption, and has psychological effects such as irritability.
The area that this consumable is found has a unique population of
pink feral ghouls, which supports the observation of the paste turning the skin pink.
One can encounter letters and holotapes detailing the paste in the Suffolk County charter school.
One can find a dead raider with a letter on them regarding the paste as a random encounter. This note mentions that another raider (who carries five food pastes) has become addicted to the food paste, and that his friends are having an intervention. This suggests that the food paste has some addictive qualities.
No matter how much paste is consumed by the Sole Survivor, they will never experience any of the side effects of food paste consumption.
If one shoots or attacks the paste with any weapon, they can see that it actually bleeds.
A ghoul that has become pink from ingesting the food paste
Vault Dwellers Survival Guide, page 384 - "The student base of this school consisted mostly of lower-income and disadvantaged students. These children were lucky enough to be chosen for trials of a new food substitute paste developed by Vault-Tec in conjunction with the U.S. government. The paste was intented to provide all necessary nutrition and have a shelf life of over 100 years."
Chems Addictol · Antibiotics · Agile sludgepak · Buffout ( Buffjet, Bufftats) · Calmex ( ) Calmex Silk · Daddy-O · Day Tripper · Durable sludgepak · Fury · Herbal anodyne · Herbal stimulant · Herbal antimicrobial · Jet ( Jet Fuel, Ultra jet) · Med-X · Mentats ( Grape Mentats, Berry Mentats, Orange Mentats) · Mysterious serum · Overdrive · Psycho ( Psycho jet, Psychobuff, Psychotats) · Rad-X · Smooth Operator · Stimpak · Vault 81 cure · X-cell · X-111 compound Drinks Beer · Bobrov's Best moonshine · Bourbon · Deezer's Lemonade · Dirty Wastelander · Dirty water · Drugged water · Fire Belly · Gwinnett ale, brew, lager, pale, pilsner, stout · ( Ice cold Vim , Ice cold Vim Captain's Blend , Ice cold Vim Quartz ) Ice cold Vim Refresh · Institute bottled water · Nuka-Cola ( , Newka-Cola , Nuka-Berry , Nuka-Bombdrop , Nuka-Buzz Nuka-Cherry, , Nuka-Cide , Nuka-Cola Dark , Nuka-Cola Orange Nuka-Cola Quantum, , Nuka-Cola Quartz , Nuka-Cola Victory , Nuka-Cola Wild , Nuka-Cooler , Nuka-Fancy , Nuka-Free , Nuka-Frutti , Nuka-Grape , Nuka-Hearty , Nuka-Lixir , Nuka-Love , Nuka-Power , Nuka-Punch , Nuka-Ray , Nuka-Rush , Nuka-Sunrise , Nuka-Twin , Nuka-Void ) Nuka-Xtreme · Purified water · Refreshing beverage · Resilient sludge cocktail · Rum · Strong sludge cocktail · ( Vim , Vim Captain's Blend , Vim Quartz ) Vim Refresh · Vodka · Ware's brew · Whiskey · Wine ( Poisoned wine) Edibles Angler meat · Ant meat · Angler stalk · Ash blossom · Aster · Baked bloatfly · Black bloodleaf · Blamco Brand Mac and Cheese · Blight · Bloatfly meat · Bloodbug meat · Bloodbug steak · Bloodleaf · Bloodworm meat · Brahmin meat · Brain fungus · Bubblegum · Canned dog food · Canned meat · Carrot · Carrot flower · Cat meat · Cave cricket gland · Cave cricket meat · Cave fungus · Chicken noodle soup · Chicken thigh · Cooked softshell meat · Corn · Cotton candy bites · Cram · Crispy cave cricket · Crispy squirrel bits · Dandy Boy Apples · Deathclaw egg · Deathclaw omelette · Deathclaw meat · Deathclaw steak · Deathclaw Wellingham · Experimental plant · Fancy Lads Snack Cakes · Fever blossom · Food paste · Fresh carrot · Fresh corn · Fresh melon · Fresh mutfruit · Fried fog crawler · Funnel cake · Gatorclaw meat · Gatorclaw steak · Gazelle meat · Gazelle steak · Ghoulrilla meat · Glowing fungus · Gourd · Gourd blossom · Grilled Nukalurk · Grilled queen Nukalurk · Grilled radroach · Grilled radstag · Grilled hermit crab · Gulper innards · Gulper slurry · Gum drops · Hermit crab meat · Hubflower · Iguana bits · Iguana on a stick · InstaMash ( Preserved InstaMash) · Institute food packet · Melon · Melon blossom · Mirelurk cake · Mirelurk egg omelette · Mirelurk jerky · Mirelurk meat · Mirelurk queen steak · Moldy food · Mole rat chunks · Mole rat meat · Mongrel dog meat · Mutant hound chops · Mutated fern flower · Mutfruit · Mutt chops · Mystery bacon · Mystery jerky · Noodle cup · Nukalurk meat · Perfectly preserved pie · Poached angler · Pork n' Beans · Potato Crisps · Potted meat · Queen mirelurk meat · Queen Nukalurk meat · Rabbit leg · Rad-rat meat · Rad-rat steak · Radroach meat · Radscorpion egg omelette · Radscorpion meat · Radscorpion steak · Radstag meat · Radstag stew · Raw fog crawler meat · Raw sap · Razorgrain · Ribeye steak · Roasted ant · Roasted bloodworm · Roasted mirelurk meat · Salisbury Steak · Seasoned rabbit skewers · Silt bean · Slocum's Buzzbites · Softshell mirelurk meat · Squirrel on a stick · Squirrel stew · Stingwing filet · Stingwing meat · Sugar Bombs · Sweet roll · Tarberry · Tato · Tato flower · The Captain's Feast · Thistle · Wild corn · Wild mutfruit · Wild tarberry · Wolf meat · Wolf ribs · Yao guai meat · Yao guai ribs · Yao guai roast · Yum Yum Deviled Eggs Miscellaneous Blood pack ( , Glowing blood pack Irradiated blood) · RadAway · Robot repair kit · Stealth Boy ( Railroad Stealth Boy)