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

As promised... here is a little pick-me-up. An Ice Cold Nuka-Cola! Just look at the frost on the bottle. So cold and delicious!Sierra Petrovita

Ice cold Nuka-Cola is a variant of Nuka-Cola, and a consumable item in Fallout 3.

Background

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][3]

The unique taste of Nuka-Cola is the result of a combination of 17 fruit essences, balanced to enhance the classic cola flavor.[4] The combination of carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, citric acid, caffeine, and natural flavors was marketed as being fortified with "vitaminerals" and "health tonics."[5][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]

Characteristics

It is created by placing a bottle of the standard soda in a pristine Nuka-Cola machine. It provides 20 HP (24 HP with the food sanitizer) and 3 rads, twice the health gain of regular Nuka-Cola. The machine can be bought for the Megaton house or Tenpenny Tower suite. It comes stocked with eight ice cold Nuka-Colas and can be restocked with Nuka-Cola throughout the game.

Variants

Locations

  • An ice cold Nuka-Cola can be obtained by taking Sierra Petrovita's Nuka-Cola tour.
  • There are several more in Sierra's Nuka-Cola fridge, but they must be stolen.
  • The pristine Nuka-Cola machine for the player character house turns any regular Nuka-Cola put into it into ice cold Nuka-Cola.

Notes

  • Consuming a bottle of an ice cold Nuka-Cola provides a single bottle cap.
  • Ice cold Nuka-Cola cannot be traded to Zip in Little Lamplight.
  • Ice cold Nuka-Cola will never get warmm, it will stay chilled indefinitely.
  • Regular Nuka-Colas can't be chilled by any means other than the pristine vending machine.
  • Ice cold Nuka-Colas cannot be used for Quantum Chemist perk.
  • Despite the boosted effects, it has the same value as regular Nuka-Cola.

References

  1. World of Refreshment PA tour
  2. 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)
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