Believe it or not, this is a real product! Isn't it neat looking?
According to Boing Boing dot net:
Hobo Soup was "born" in the restless, creative mind of Lem Kaercher, a small-town newspaper publisher from Ortonville, Minn. In 1953 Lem went into the "jungles" of Ortonville in search of a feature story on Mr. Hobo, long an American legend. At the conclusion of his visit, Lem was treated with some old-fashioned original homemade Hobo Soup. A hobo himself as a young man, Lem felt the world should share in this fine cuisine. For years, a proper canner was sought, and finally in 1960, Lem and son, Jim, finally saw a dream come true... Hobo Soup on the grocer's shelf -- "A Jungle Recipe, Fit For A King!"
Hobo Soup is so cool looking it almost makes you wanna buy a case and then go out and sit under a bridge by the railroad tracks, doesn't it?
Click here to order Hobo Soup!
It's about $2.50 a can but if you're too cheap or penniless to buy some (as any self-respecting hobo should be), don't worry -- you can make your own! Here are the ingredients:
water, beans, dehydrated potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, celery, dehydtrated onions, bacon, turnips, salt, butter, modified food starch, tomato paste, dehydrated peppers, m.s.g., monosodium glutamate, flavorings, sugar, smoke flavoring, spices.
The turnips kinda turn me off a little but Hobo Soup more than makes up for that with bacon!
They even sell tee-shirts! LOOK!!
So what are you waiting for? Either buy or make some Hobo Soup right now and then pretend you're homeless! It's fun!