You've heard of baking soda.  But have you tried Bacon Soda?  You can buy both at Hannibal's new Dutch Country General Store.

I stopped by this old-time new store and checked out the variety of sodas on sale. You can find your typical throwbacks like sarsaparilla and retro Nehi flavors. You can also find some truly wacky soft drinks. Here's just a sampling of dozens of strange flavors available:

  • Ranch Dressing
  • Peanut Butter
  • Green Apple Jalapeno
  • Sweet Corn
  • Butter
  • Dewberry
  • Pickle
  • Cucumber
  • Bacon and Maple Syrup
  • Cookie Dough

Just the name Ranch Dressing Soda gave me the shivers and made my mouth water and not in a good way. It was Butter Soda that really got me though--I kept thinking of a slick film of butter coating the roof of my mouth. Do any of these flavors intrigue you?

If you haven't checked out the Dutch Country General Store on historic Hannibal's Main Street, you really need to drop in. It's so much more than unusual soft drinks. There are dozens of aluminum tins topped off with salt water taffy and a huge variety of sweet treats and retro candy that will bring you back to your childhood.

They have a big variety of bulk items, Amish baked goods, plus high-quality toys with your old-time favorites.  They've got a great deli with quality meats and block cheeses.  While you're there, you can pick up a free coffee and ice cream cone.