Nuka-Cola is the most popular soft drink in the Fallout universe. After The Great War, many bottles survived and remains one of the most popular soft drinks well into the 23rd Century. Its bottle caps are the most widely recognized currency in the post-apocalypse.
Nuka-Cola was invented in 2044 by John-Caleb Braderton. The unique taste gained widespread popularity, eventually becoming the most popular soft drink in the United States. The drink also gained a small, almost cult-like dedicated following.
The ingredients of Nuka-Cola are: carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, natural flavors, citric acid, and caffeine.
Along with the standard, there are a variety of other flavors in the Nuka-Cola product line.
Ice Cold Nuka-Cola
A rare commodity in the Wasteland, Ice Cold Nuka-Cola is regular Nuka-Cola that has been chilled in a working refrigeration unit. While chilled, it is is irradiated and flat.
A cherry-flavored version of Nuka-Cola that was only distributed in the greater Boston area.
The company attempted to modify the look of Nuka-Cola to make it clear, yet having the same flavor. It never made it into production before The Great War.
Twice the calories, carbs and caffeine as regular Nuka-Cola with a mild radioactive isotope to make the cola glow blue. No negative effects were recorded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the drink did cause the drinker's urine to glow. It was released to the public on October 23, 2077, the same day as when the bombs dropped.
A unique Nuka-Cola flavor to the American southwest, Quartz is a clear drink with a soft white tint and glow. The drink also gives the consumer low-light vision, similar to the effect from Cateye.
Also unique to the American southwest, Nuka-Cola Victory is colored orange, giving it a distinct look from the other versions of Nuka-Cola.