10th March 2007

Hobo Soup

I have been hoping for a return of mainstream hobo vernacular. If I could still get this, I would eat it every day.

Hobo Soup

Wow, it even works with our website colors. [From an eBay Auction, via Booberry Alarm Clock]

UPDATE: It turns out they still make and sell the stuff. (thanks Humu for the tipoff!)

There are currently 13 responses to “Hobo Soup”

  1. 1 On March 10th, 2007, Humuhumu said:

    I’m going to hold you to that.

    “This soup was the brainchild of a small-town newspaperman from Ortonville, Minn., who in 1953 went into the local hobo camps in search of a feature story. As a result he was treated to old-fashioned homemade hobo soup and felt the world should share in this down-to-earth cuisine. Made with beans, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, celery, onions, and turnips, and flavored with bacon to give it a satisfying smoky taste, this thick and hearty vegetable soup is literally a meal in itself. Simply heat and eat.”

  2. 2 On March 10th, 2007, ChadSpacey said:

    Yum! I’ve gotta get me some!

  3. 3 On March 11th, 2007, MrBaliHai said:

    Hobos are the new pirates.

  4. 4 On March 11th, 2007, Humuhumu said:

    I think I’ll like Smell Like a Hobo Day better than Talk Like a Pirate Day.

  5. 5 On March 11th, 2007, MrBaliHai said:

    So who gets cast in “Hobos of the Carribbean”, Nick Nolte, perhaps? He already looks like a hobo and probably smells bad too.

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  8. 8 On April 13th, 2007, Kosher Halal said:

    They actually sell this stuff. I live in MN, the state of its origination, and was shocked to see it amongst all the other soups in the local Byerly’s (a very high end grocery store). Haven’t tried it yet; I’m waiting for someone to come out with “Hillbilly Soup.” Junkyard Clubhouse needs to get hip to pushing hillbilly stuff.

  9. 9 On November 16th, 2007, tomstoyz said:

    Wow, Thanks for posting this picture. I love vintage graphics like this & these sort of vintage food products are really hard to find. It’s a shame the HOBO website makes you buy a case for $60.00!

    Thanx, Tommy

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  11. 11 On March 26th, 2009, Mann said:

    Oh, I was hoping that the soup was made with hobo meat. You know, the hobos were enticed into a boxcar and

  12. 12 On December 7th, 2009, Allison said:

    I found a can of hobo soup dated 1974 in this house i purchased. Can i sell it or is it completely worthless?

  13. 13 On February 5th, 2010, Larry said:

    HOBO SOUP DISC…. as of todat, February 5, 2010…get it now, if you can! I just bought the “last” 2 cans at my local grocery store called LUNDS, in Minneapolis. Will keep them forever….my favorite soup, will miss it, but at least have 3 cans now for a memory.