Sugar Bombs are a consumable item and crafting components in Fallout: New Vegas.
Sugar Bombs is a ultra sugary, pre-war breakfast cereal that can be found all around the Wasteland, packaged in white and blue boxes with a red ovoid logo at the top, fully labeled as "Sugar Bombs breakfast cereal." Numerous promotional posters can be found posted on walls around the wasteland, touting Sugar Bombs' "explosive great taste!", and some supposedly contain a "free Captain Cosmos decoder ring", though one is yet to be found. The cereal pieces themselves are modeled after atomic bombs, resembling mini nukes.
Sugar Bombs are mildly useful food items which provide only a small amount of both health and radiation when consumed. Sugar Bombs differ from most other "basic" food items as they provide a limited boost to the player's maximum action points, similar to chems like jet or rocket. Comparatively this boost is small, but stacks with other similar effects while not carrying any risk of addiction.
Sugar Bombs can also be utilized as an ingredient for mushroom cloud, trail mix, and homemade flamer fuel.
Effects of Survival skill
|10||+1 Max Action Points, -18 Hit Point, -36 Starvation||60||+2 Max Action Points, -33 Hit Point, -66 Starvation|
|20||+1 Max Action Points, -21 Hit Point, -42 Starvation||70||+2 Max Action Points, -36 Hit Point, -72 Starvation|
|30||+1 Max Action Points, -24 Hit Point, -48 Starvation||80||+2 Max Action Points, -39 Hit Point, -78 Starvation|
|40||+1 Max Action Points, -27 Hit Point, -54 Starvation||90||+2 Max Action Points, -42 Hit Point, -84 Starvation|
|50||+2 Max Action Points, -30 Hit Point, -60 Starvation||100||+3 Max Action Points, -45 Hit Point, -90 Starvation|
- Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.
Apart from appearing randomly in refrigerators and similar containers, there are numerous fixed locations where Sugar Bombs are certain to appear:
| Map Location
| 188 trading post
|| 6 boxes for sale from Michelle at the Shop.
|| 2 boxes can be stolen off the shelf at Mick and Ralphs Store.
|| 1 box on shelf in the Doctor's house.
| Goodsprings gas station
|| 1 box on a shelf.
| New Vegas Strip
|| 2 boxes are sold by a street vendor.
| East pump station
|| 2 "owned" boxes on the shelf to the left as you walk inside, must be stolen.
|| 1 box near Powder Ganger in chair in Nipton General Store.
|| 6-7 boxes that can be bought from Cliff at the Dino-Bite Gift Shop.|
1 box can be found in your motel room after you obtain the key.
1 box can be found in Daisy Whitman's motel room on a table.
1 box can be found in Jeannie May Crawford's house on the kitchen counter.
| Tribal village
|| 2 boxes on shelves in the Southern-most tent.
|| 2 Boxes Stolen off the shelf at Klamath Bob's Liquor Store.
| General Store in Zion Canyon
|| 6 boxes on the shelves and on the floor.
- Come Fly With Me - Chris Haversam at the REPCONN Test Site can be convinced to sabotage the plans of Jason Bright and his followers. If he is, he will ask the Courier to obtain a number of ingredients to use in sabotaging Bright's supply of rocket fuel. One of the three types of items the Courier is asked to obtain is three boxes of Sugar Bombs.
Behind the scenes
- The words "Sugar Bomb" is a pop culture phrase meaning a food with little or no nutritional value.