Sugar Bombs are a consumable item and crafting components in Fallout: New Vegas.
Marketed as having explosive great taste, the Sugar Bombs contain no explosives, but an overabundance of sugar frosting on each of the uniquely shaped wheat cereals, resembling the mini nuke. Served with milk, it made for a breakfast full of carbohydrates and little else. It was marketed at children, with added promotions to increase sales, such as Captain Cosmos decoder rings. Interestingly, the ingredients used in the bombs make them an ingredient for manufacturing high end drugs and a tool for sabotage, as they can cause violent explosions when introduced to rocket fuel mixes.
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:
|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.
||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.
|Chems||Ant nectar · Ant queen pheromones · Antivenom · Auto-inject stimpak · Auto-inject super stimpak · Blood Shield · Buffout · Cateye · Coyote tobacco chew · Datura antivenom · Datura hide · Fire ant nectar · Fixer · Fiery purgative · Ghost Sight · Healing poultice · Healing powder (Legate healing powder) · Hydra · Jet (Dixon's Jet) · Med-X · Mentats (Berry Mentats, Grape Mentats, Orange Mentats, Party Time Mentats) · Psycho (Slasher) · Rad-X · RadAway · Rebound · Rocket · Rushing Water · Stimpak (Stimpak, Expired, Stimpak, Homemade) · Steady · Super stimpak · Turbo · Ultrajet · Weapon binding ritual|
|Drinks||Absinthe · Atomic cocktail · Beer (irradiated beer) · Battle brew · Black coffee · Blood pack · Bitter drink · Dirty water (irradiated water) · Large Wasteland tequila · Moonshine · Nuka-Cola (ice cold Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Quartz, Nuka-Cola Victory, Nuka-Cola Quantum) · Purified water · Rum & Nuka · Scotch (irradiated Scotch, Jake Juice) · Sierra Madre martini · Sunset Sarsaparilla (irradiated Sunset Sarsaparilla) · Vodka · Wasteland tequila · Whiskey (Dixon's whiskey, irradiated whiskey) · Wine (drugged wine)|
|Edibles||Ant egg · Ant meat · Banana yucca fruit (irr. banana yucca) · Barrel cactus fruit (irr. barrel cactus) · Bighorner meat · Bighorner steak · Blamco Mac & Cheese (irr. Mac & Cheese) · Bloatfly meat · Bloatfly slider · Blood sausage (black blood sausage) · Brahmin meat · Brahmin steak · Brahmin Wellington · Broc flower · Bubblegum · Buffalo gourd seed · Caravan lunch · Cave fungus (mutant cave fungus) · Cazador egg · Cook-Cook's Fiend stew · Coyote meat · Coyote steak · Cram (irradiated Cram) · Crispy squirrel bits · Crunchy mutfruit (irr. crunchy mutfruit) · Dandy Boy Apples (irr. Dandy Boy apples) · Daturana · Desert salad · Dog meat · Dog steak · Fancy Lads Snack Cakes (irr. Fancy Lads) · Fire ant egg · Fire ant fricassée · Fire ant meat · Fresh apple · Fresh carrot · Fresh pear · Fresh potato (irradiated potato) · Gecko kabob · Gecko meat (irr. gecko meat) · Gecko steak · Ghost People flesh · Giant rat meat · Grilled mantis · Gum drops · Honey mesquite pod · Human flesh · Human remains · Iguana bits · Iguana-on-a-stick · Imitation strange meat pie · Instamash (irradiated InstaMash) · Jalapeño pepper · Junk food · Lakelurk egg · Lakelurk meat · Maize · Mole rat meat (mole rat wonder meat) · Mole rat stew · MRE · Mushroom Cloud · Mutfruit (irradiated mutfruit) · Nevada agave fruit · Nightstalker tail · Nightstalker squeezin's · Noodles · Pinto bean pod · Pinyon nuts · Pork n' Beans (irr. Pork N' Beans) · Potato Crisps (irr. Potato Crisps) · Pre-War steak · Preserved meat · Prickly pear fruit · Sacred datura root · Radroach meat · Rat meat · Ruby's casserole · Salient green · Salisbury Steak (irr. Salisbury Steak) · Spore carrier sap · Squirrel on a stick · Squirrel stew · Strange meat · Strange meat pie · Sugar Bombs (irr. Sugar Bombs) · Thin red paste (thick red paste) · Trail mix · Wasteland omelet · White horsenettle · Xander root · Yao guai meat · YumYum Deviled Eggs (irr. YumYum D. Eggs)|
|Venoms||Bleak venom · Cloud Kiss (weak) · Cloud Kiss (potent) · Cloud Kiss (lethal) · Dark datura · Mother Darkness · Silver sting · Tremble|
|Miscellaneous||Doctor's Bag · Stealth Boy · Snakebite Tourniquet · Weapon repair kit|
|Cut content||Focus · Scorpion poison · Scorpion poison grease · Testfx|
- ↑ Murphy's Bombing Run
- ↑ Courier: "Come to think of it, sabotage is a great idea."
Chris Haversam: "Then bring me Sugar Bombs. Three boxes should do the trick. Add those to the fuel mixture and "Boom!" Come to think of it, sabotage is a great idea. I'll show those rotten ghouls! And they'll know exactly who did them in!"