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This page is about the soft drink. For the pre-War company, see Nuka-Cola Corporation. For a list of variants available in the games, see List of Nuka-Cola variants.
Soft drink
Nuka-Cola
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General data
TypeSoft drink
Introduced2044[1]
Country of originUnited States of America
Variants
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Nuka-Cola is the flagship product of the Nuka-Cola Corporation and one of the symbols of United States culture. Introduced in 2044, it rapidly dominated the soft drink market, eventually becoming the most popular soda on the market. Bottled and distributed nationwide, Nuka-Cola was available in such numbers that even two centuries after the Great War put a stop to all bottling operations, Nuka-Cola bottles can still be found in the wastelands in quantity.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Nuka-Cola entered the beverage market in 2044, with the invention of the soft drink by John-Caleb Bradberton after two years of experimentation. Though strictly unhealthy (containing 120% of the recommended daily allowance of sugar), it took the United States market by storm and within a year it could be purchased nationwide. Its popularity rapidly increased and within several years it was the most popular beverage across the globe.[3][4]

The constant drive to improve and innovate the formula resulted in numerous flavor variations, with the most popular ones like Cherry, Grape, and Orange released just a few years after the drink debuted.[5] Whenever the company encountered competition, it would attempt to deal with it aggressively. Cherry and Grape variants of the Nuka-Cola were patents acquired by the company after identifying individual competitors. In other cases, the Corporation would attempt to buy out competitors, as was the case with Sunset Sarsaparilla in 2058 and Vim! Pop Incorporated in 2077. Failing that, it would attempt to release a competing drink accompanied by a massive promotional campaign.[6] After attempts to acquire Sunset Sarsaparilla failed, Nuka-Cola attempted to directly compete with it through Nuka-Cola Wild and the opening of Dry Rock Gulch at Nuka-World. Though it gained a respectable popularity in the American Southwest, it failed to match that of the Sarsaparilla.[7]

The latest Nuka-Cola taste variant was created in October 2076, as the head of the chemical weapons program instigated by John Caleb-Bradberton reported that his team created an isotope of strontium-90 that could be reliably weaponized, as coating for power armor, a custom munition for the prototypical M42 Fat Man, or even an area effect weapon that could be safely deployed from something as simple as a Thirst Zapper. It could also be used "somewhat safely" in a new kind of Nuka-Cola. Bradberton ordered it to be put into production, as the Nuka-Cola Quantum (named after the isotope designation in the Beverageer's system).[8]

Quantum was fast-tracked through the approval process, presented as the culmination of a three year research program. To create an isotope safe for human consumption, focus groups were used to test various variants of the Quantum isotope. After numerous casualties (at least 62 test subjects died as a result of organ failure, with many more hospitalized with radiation burns; families were provided with Nuka Condolences Fruit and Cheese Packages that contained liability waivers), a safe isotope was created and the first cases of Nuka-Cola Quantum hit the market in select cities on the East Coast, like Boston and Washington, D.C..[9]

Even after the War obliterated the parent corporation, Nuka-Cola would continue to be the most popular soft drink on the North American continent, available in almost limitless quantities. Despite being warm and flat, it holds the allegiance of many and continues to addict wastelanders.[10][11]

Production[edit | edit source]

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

The original bottle.

The unique taste of Nuka-Cola is the result of a combination of seventeen fruit essences, balanced to enhance the classic cola flavor.[13][14] The balance is precarious and minute adjustments can affect it severely. Such was the case when the freshly launched Nuka-Cola was reformulated in response to the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044 and consumers noticed the change in flavor.[15]

Nuka-Cola contains excessive amounts of caffeine and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar, making it decisively unhealthy for extended consumption.[1] To counter the negative image, it was marketed as being fortified with vitamins, minerals, and "health tonics."[16] Intensive consumption can cause Nuka-Cola addiction, which can lead to splitting headaches if Nuka-Cola isn't consumed on a regular basis.[17]

Bottling[edit | edit source]

The iconic curved Nuka-Cola bottle was used by the company ever since its introduction in 2044. The Dazzling Blue color of the glass was popular with consumers: Market research in 2052 indicated that 86 out of 100 polled consumers chose blue as their favorite color.[18]

Nuka-Cola was forced to replace the curved design with a rocket-shaped bottle in 2077. It was the result of long-running litigation over patent infringement, a case that the Nuka-Cola Corporation lost. However, consumers reacted positively to the new Space Age bottle and Nuka-Cola's sales increased even further.[19][1]

Nuka-Cola was also distributed in soda fountains and cans, although these forms of distribution were far less popular than the iconic bottle.[20][21]

Distribution[edit | edit source]

The surge in popularity led to Nuka-Cola spreading nationwide. By 2067, there was a vending machine on almost every street in America, offering regular Nuka-Cola and any of its variants.[22] Popularity of its variants strongly depended on the region, with western states strongly favoring Nuka-Cola Quartz, Victory, and the root-beer flavored Wild (competing with Sunset Sarsaparilla). More urbanized eastern states favored classic tastes, such as Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Cola Orange, and Nuka-Cherry.[1]

Competitors[edit | edit source]

Nuka-Cola became a nationally-recognized brand through a combination of aggressive marketing and hostile corporate practices, including takeovers and undermining its competition. The preferred approach was to acquire popular local sodas and rebrand or remarket them as Nuka-Cola variants. Such was the case with two of its flagship flavors, Nuka-Cherry and Nuka-Grape, originally Merle's Very Cherry Soda and Grape-Pearl Soda.[23]

Larger companies were typically more resilient and rebuffed Nuka-Cola advances. A particularly notable case is Sunset Sarsaparilla, a root beer popular in the southwestern United States. When negotiations with the company fell through in 2058, Nuka-Cola attempted to compete by launching a rival soda, Nuka-Cola Wild.[7]

Another notable competitor is Vim! soda, a popular Maine drink. Owned by a single family, Vim! repeatedly refused offers from Nuka-Cola. In response, the company sued Vim! for copyright infringement (over the new Vim! Quartz soda) and committed industrial espionage and sabotage of its operations, effectively immune to prosecution thanks to John-Caleb Bradbertons ties with the government and the military.[24]

Variants[edit | edit source]

Numerous other variants of the classic Nuka-Cola were introduced, offering different flavors and taste profiles. Although the classic Nuka-Cola remained the most popular, alternative, fruit-flavored beverages were typically an instant success.[5] Its popularity endured long after the Great War destroyed the Nuka-Cola Corporation, partly thanks to the sheer number of bottles and cans produced,[2] and partly due to its pleasant flavor. Even when warm, flat, and irradiated, it's the soft drink of choice for many wastelanders.[25]

Those unable to procure genuine Nuka-Cola bottles can homebrew the drink, with denizens of the southwest able to approximate the taste and properties with Nevada agave and barrel cactus.[26]

Notably, Nuka-Cola is best served chilled. Common before the war, ice cold Nuka-Colas are a luxury item after the Great War, due to the scarcity of working refrigeration units. Though flat, chilled Nuka-Cola is the recommended way of drinking it.[27]

Classic Nuka-Cola[edit | edit source]

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The classic Nuka-Cola taste is the result of combining seventeen different fruit essences with the classic cola tastes, enhancing, but not overwhelming it.[13][28]

Diet Nuka-Cola[edit | edit source]

Gameplay article:
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A diet version of the classic Nuka-Cola, with sugar content reduced to an acceptable level.[29]

Nuka-Cherry[edit | edit source]

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Cherry Nuka-Cola was one of three fruit-flavored variants released a few years after the debut of Nuka-Cola,[5] following the acquisition of Merle's Very Cherry Soda. The original formula was a local, home-brewed pure cherry soft drink. The drink was rebranded and launched with only slight adjustments to formula, mixed with Nuka-Cola then enhanced with color to boost visual appeal.[30] It proved to be a drink with enduring popularity, though it was largely limited to the East Coast.[31]

Nuka-Grape[edit | edit source]

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Originally sold overseas as the Grape-Pearl Soda, Nuka-Grape was born after the company acquired the recipe. With no change in flavor profile and only minute adjustments to the formula to maximize profit margins,[32] Grape was one of three fruit flavors released shortly after the beverage's debut, to instant success.[5] As with Nuka-Cherry and Nuka-Orange, it was only distributed in the eastern United States.[31]

Nuka-Cola Orange[edit | edit source]

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Along with Nuka-Cherry and Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Cola Orange was one of the Nuka-Cola Corporation's fruit flavors. It was an instant success[5] among consumers on the East Coast.[31]

Nuka-Cola Dark[edit | edit source]

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This particular variation of Nuka-Cola was the company's attempt at entering the alcoholic beverage market and appeal to the adult demographic. Boasting an alcohol-by-volume content of 35%, the beverage was touted as "the most thirst-quenching way to unwind." Unsurprisingly, those partaking in the drink were recommended to not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least eight hours after drinking, and encourage women who are pregnant or may become pregnant to avoid the drink.[33] Still, it found success in many of the finer lounges and restaurants across the nation.[34]

Nuka-Cola Quantum[edit | edit source]

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Nuka-Cola Quantum was introduced in 2077, as a brand-new flavor of Nuka-Cola, with twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste.[35]

The origins of this soda were unlike anything the Nuka-Cola Corporation had devised before: The Beverageers of Nuka-World were signed over to the Army Research Laboratory's Weapon and Material division to develop biological and chemical weapons for the United States military as part of Project Cobalt. After months and months of work, the team discovered an isotope based on strontium-90 that could weaponize anything in the military's arsenal, but could also act as an additive to make a new cola flavor glow, similar to Nuka-Cola Quartz and Victory.[36] In fact, the isotope was so high energy that the beverage it would be added to effectively became sterilized, killing any bacteria with which it came in contact.[37] Pilot programs in Washington, D.C. indicated that the new flavor was going to take the market by storm.[38]

The Quantum additive was mixed into the new flavor which featured an eighteenth fruit flavor: pomegranate.[39] Of course, using a radioactive additive in a soft drink brought the expected dangers, even with the Beverageer's distillation process.[40] Reports in the Arlington, VA Nuka-Cola plant show that product development had not been without failures and casualties.[41] The first few trials of Nuka-Cola Quantum were ultimately fatal, but isotope CCE774 only resulted in dizziness and other mild side effects, allowing it to enter production for limited focus groups on the East Coast.[42] While the Food and Drug Administration did not record any effects that would recall it from the shelves, the isotope in Nuka-Cola Quantum caused the drinker's urine to glow.[43]

Nuka-Cola Quartz[edit | edit source]

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Nuka-Cola Quartz is a flavor of Nuka-Cola that enjoyed a limited release in the American Southwest. It remains a rare find in the post-apocalypse.[44][45] It has a classy look, thanks to the lack of added food colorings.[46]

Nuka-Cola Victory[edit | edit source]

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Nuka-Cola Victory is a "refreshingly patriotic" flavor of Nuka-Cola that enjoyed a limited release in the American Southwest. It remains a rare find in the post-apocalypse.[44][45][46]

Nuka-Cola Wild[edit | edit source]

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Nuka-Cola Wild is a root-based beverage inspired by the soda of choice in the Wild West. This variant was only produced after the Nuka-Cola Corporation was unable to acquire the Sunset Sarsaparilla Company;[47] accordingly, Nuka-Cola Wild was only sold to the public in the American Southwest to directly compete with the well established Sunset Sarsaparilla.[46]

Nuka-Cola blends[edit | edit source]

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The Nuka-World theme park published The Official Nuka-World Recipe Book which includes over a dozen recipes that allowed visitors to the park to create their own blends of Nuka-Cola flavors with the use of a Nuka-Mixer station.[48] These blends could not be found anywhere other than inside the gates of Nuka-World.

Soda name ...is a blend of:
Newka-Cola Nuka-Cola and Nuka-Cherry
Nuka-Berry Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cherry, and Nuka-Grape
Nuka-Bombdrop Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Dark, bourbon, rum, and vodka
Nuka-Buzz Two Nuka-Cola Wilds
Nuka-Cide Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cherry, Nuka-Cola Dark, Nuka-Cola Orange, Nuka-Cola Quantum, Nuka-Cola Quartz, Nuka-Cola Victory, Nuka-Cola Wild, and Nuka-Grape
Nuka-Cooler Nuka-Cola Quantum, Nuka-Cola Quartz, and Nuka-Cola Victory
Nuka-Fancy Nuka-Cherry and Nuka-Cola Wild
Nuka-Free Nuka-Cola and dirty water
Nuka-Frutti Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cherry, Nuka-Grape, and Nuka-Cola Orange
Nuka-Hearty Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Dark, carrot flower, and tato juice
Nuka-Lixir Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Orange, and Med-X
Nuka-Love Nuka-Cherry and Nuka-Cola Quartz
Nuka-Power Nuka-Cola and Nuka-Cola Dark
Nuka-Punch Nuka-Cherry, Nuka-Cola Orange, Nuka-Cola Quartz, and Nuka-Grape
Nuka-Ray Nuka-Cola Orange and Nuka-Cola Victory
Nuka-Rush Nuka-Cola Victory and Nuka-Cola Wild
Nuka-Sunrise Nuka-Cherry and Nuka-Cola Orange
Nuka-Twin Nuka-Cola and Nuka-Cola Wild
Nuka-Void Nuka-Cola Dark and Nuka-Cola Quantum
Nuka-Xtreme Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Quantum, and Nuka-Grape

Unreleased flavors[edit | edit source]

Nuka-Cola Clear[edit | edit source]

After the Nuka-Cola Corporation acquired Sharon's Downhome Country Lemonade, they intended to reproduce the soft drink with less expensive ingredients to increase profitability.[49] Nuka-Cola Clear's flavor profile was going to be lemon-lime, but the corporation encountered problems in production: John-Caleb Bradberton wished to spend available funds producing and promoting the newly formulated Nuka-Cola Quantum instead, and with Nuka-Cola Quartz, the marketing team was unsure how to promote two clear sodas at the same time. For these reasons, Bradberton pushed back Nuka-Cola Clear production until at least 2079.[50] The formula was locked away in the Nuka-Cola plant in Arlington, Virginia, sealed by the Great War.[51]


Fallout Tactics[edit | edit source]

There are three variations of Nuka-Cola available in Tactics:

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Classic Nuka-Cola Classic Nuka-Cola tastes exactly like the original Nuka-Cola but comes in a new bottle. It was an attempt at saving the brand after the marketing disaster that was Cherry Nuka-Cola.
centeR Cherry Nuka-Cola Cherry Nuka-Cola was one of three fruit-flavored variants released a few years after the debut of Nuka-Cola,[5] following the acquisition of Merle's Very Cherry Soda. The original formula was a local, home-brewed pure cherry soft drink. The drink was rebranded and launched with only slight adjustments to formula, mixed with Nuka-Cola then enhanced with color to boost visual appeal.[52] It proved to be a drink with enduring popularity, though it was largely limited to the East Coast.[31]
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Fusion Cola

A unique concoction created by Phil, the Nuka-Cola dude, responsible for refilling the Nuka-Cola machines acrosst he wasteland. Fusion Cola is exactly what it says on the tin: A fusion of Nuka-Cola dregs into one, concentrated essence.

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Yellow Nuka-Cola An empty bottle of Nuka-Cola filled to the brim with human urine, courtesy of Roshambo. Drinking is ill-advised.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Nuka-Cola is an obvious reference to Coca-Cola and its global presence. John-Caleb Bradberton's name is a portmanteau, referencing John Pemberton and Caleb Bradham, inventors of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola respectively.
  • An actual bottle of Nuka-Cola was distributed to attendees at the 2008 E3 fair, as a promotional item. Its design did not mimic the one available in the game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!
    Nuka-Cola began its journey in the year 2042 when our founder, John-Caleb Bradberton, was a budding chemist. He dreamt of a delicious soft drink that would provide energy, focus and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar!
    It took almost two years to perfect the formula, but in late 2044, Mr. Bradberton was finally successful and Nuka-Cola was born! It quickly surpassed other, lesser beverages to become America's number-one favorite soft drink. Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Bradberton and his team of talented "Beverageers" continued to create new and exciting formulas.
    Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!
    While out here on the east coast, folks delight in the refreshment of an ice-cold Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Orange, or Nuka-Cherry. And be on the lookout for our special pre-release shipments of Nuka-Cola Quantum coming soon to your favorite grocer or restaurant!
    Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking.
    But this isn't just a ride, it's one of several operational factories actively producing Nuka-Cola. Here in the mixing area, we combine just a hint of 17 select fruit flavors to produce that unique Nuka-Cola taste.
    Here in the bottling chamber, we carefully pour each delicious liquid into our new, space-age rocket bottles! Each bottle is carbonated and then sealed with one of our signature bottle caps.
    And now for a special surprise, this is where we produce the newest member of our family, Nuka-Cola Quantum! That blue glow isn't just for show, folks! Quantum contains a top-secret additive to give you a "nuclear" boost of energy!
    On behalf of all of us at Nuka-World, we hope you've enjoyed the ride and learning more about Nuka-Cola!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola, the most popular American soda before the war, manufactured so many bottles that the drink can still be found and enjoyed now, more than 200 years later."
  3. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "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. 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)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola introduced fruit-flavored beverages such as Nuka-Cherry, Nuka-Grape and Nuka-Orange only a few short years after the corporation was founded. They were an instant success."
  6. Nuka-Town ground terminals; Nuka-World Informational Terminal
  7. 7.0 7.1 Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Although the Nuka-Cola Corporation would never admit it, Nuka-Cola Wild was released to directly compete with Sunset Sarsaparilla after attempts to acquire that company met with failure."
  8. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, 10-20-2076 JCB
  9. Nuka-Cola plant terminals; Packing Line Terminal, Company Announcement
  10. Nuka-Cola is ubiquitous in all Fallout games.
  11. Dugan, Sierra Petrovita and Zip are such addicts.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Dugan: "{123}{}{Carbonated Water, Caramel Color, Aspartame, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Benzoate (To Protect Taste), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Caffeine}"
    (DUGAN.MSG
  13. 13.0 13.1 Nuka-World loading screen hints: "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."
  14. Nuka-Cola formula
  15. The 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. The Lone Wanderer: "Why a blue bottle if the soda is brown? That's just weird."
    Sierra Petrovita: "Aha! That's where you're wrong! Market research done in 2052 said that the blue color was the favorite in 86 people out of 100 polled. And the particular hue of blue is Dazzling Blue, scientifically proven to be the most pleasing of all blues!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  19. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola's signature rocket-shaped bottle replaced the traditional curved bottle when a rival corporation successfully sued for patent infringement. Fortunately, the public saw the new bottle as an improvement and Nuka-Cola's sales increased."
  20. Nuka-Cola machine: "{105}{}{ skillfully dodges a can of Nuka-Cola.}"
    (Zinuke.msg)
  21. Trash contains crushed, discarded cans.
  22. 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)
  23. See Nuka-Cola Corporation for details.
  24. Vim! Soda Pop factory terminals
  25. Fallout demo, Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "{10600}{}{Nuka-Cola}"
    "{10601}{}{A bottle of Nuka-Cola, the flavored softdrink of the post-nuclear world. Warm and flat.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (demo), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2), Items.txt)
  26. Homebrewed Nuka-Cola recipe in Fallout: New Vegas.
  27. Ice cold Nuka-Colas in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4.
  28. See above for references.
  29. Dugan: "{124}{}{Too bad we ran out of Diet.}"
    (DUGAN.MSG)
  30. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, Merle's Very Cherry Soda
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 World of Refreshment tour: "Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!
    While out here on the east coast, folks delight in the refreshment of an ice-cold Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Orange, or Nuka-Cherry. And be on the lookout for our special pre-release shipments of Nuka-Cola Quantum coming soon to your favorite grocer or restaurant!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  32. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, Grape-Pearl Soda
  33. World of Refreshment tour: "Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking."
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  34. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola Dark was the corporation's attempt at entering the alcoholic beverage market. Boasting 35% alcohol-by-volume, the unusual soft drink found its success at many of the finer lounges and restaurants around the country."
  35. World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  36. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, 10-20-2076 JCB
  37. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Bottling Plant Staff Terminal, Grand Reopening
  38. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Beverageer's Terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987129
  39. The Lone Wanderer: "That stuff sounds absolutely revolting."
    Sierra Petrovita: "On the contrary! The secret ingredient was an eighteenth fruit flavor which added just a hint of pomegranate. Top that with a specially engineered isotope to boost the energy output and you have the perfect refresher for a hot summer day!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  40. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Terminal, Incoming Mail KL332NWC
  41. Nuka-Cola plant terminals; Research Terminal
  42. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Beverageer's Terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987120
  43. The Lone Wanderer: "Wait, did you say it has an isotope in it? As in it's radioactive?"
    Sierra Petrovita: "Oh no, only ever-so-mildly! No ill effects were ever recorded. Well, it does have the unique property of making your... ummm... your pee glow."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  44. 44.0 44.1 Joshua Sawyer tumblr answer
  45. 45.0 45.1 Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola Victory and Nuka-Cola Quartz are two examples of regional brands. These flavors in particular were only distributed in the southwestern area of the United States."
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 World of Refreshment tour: "Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  47. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Although the Nuka-Cola Corporation would never admit it, Nuka-Cola Wild was released to directly compete with Sunset Sarsaparilla after attempts to acquire that company met with failure."
  48. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "The Official Nuka-World Recipe Book featured fifteen brand new Nuka-Cola recipes that required the use of a Nuka-Mixer Station to properly blend the sometimes volatile liquids."
  49. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, Sharon's Downhome Country Lemon
  50. Nuka-Cola Clear (holotape)
  51. The appropriate quest in Fallout 3.
  52. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, Merle's Very Cherry Soda