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For the consumable in Fallout 76, see Nuka-Cherry (Fallout 76).
For an overview of Nuka-Cola soda in the Fallout series of games, see Nuka-Cola.
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Not to be confused with Cherry Nuka-Cola.

Nuka-Cherry is a variant of Nuka-Cola and a soft drink in Fallout 4.


Nuka-Cherry was originally the product of Merle Haverston, branded as Merle's Very Cherry Soda, prior to being acquired by the Nuka-Cola Corporation. After acquiring the patent, Nuka-Cola Corp. rebranded it as Nuka-Cherry, and changed the flavor profile to that of a Nuka-Cola and cherry mixture along with adding coloring to boost its visual appeal to consumers.[1]

Sometime before the Great War, The Nuka-Cola Corporation introduced their own cherry-flavored soft drink, branded simply as Nuka-Cola Cherry. However, unlike the Nuka-Cherry beverages distributed in the Boston and Appalachia areas, this other cherry-flavored soda proved highly unsuccessful.[2]


Nuka-Cherry shares the same look as the other bottles of Nuka-Cola but adds a bright red color to it and a cherry flavoring. According to the Fallout Tactics lore, Nuka-Cherry, or Cherry Nuka-Cola, was very unpopular and a failure of a soft drink due to its taste. This is contradicted by loading screens describing it as having "instant success."

Compared to the standard Nuka-Cola, Nuka Cherry can be viewed as an upgrade: providing better healing and a larger Action Point boost while giving the same amount of Radiation.




Behind the scenesEdit

The story of its introduction, rejection and replacement by Classic Nuka-Cola mimics that of the real-life New Coke campaign. In reality however, New Coke initially received generally positive reactions in terms of taste, but the iconic status of the old formula produced a strong backlash reaction that pressured executives into changing it back.


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