Always craved for the perfect yet sweet hangover cure? Well then, a South Korean convenience chain store company Withme FS may have just invented such a thing as the hangover cure ice cream.
Called the Gyeondyo-bar, its creators claim that this sweet, cool dessert will help nurse you back to normal after a night of heavy drinking. Interestingly, 'Gyeondyo' translates loosely as "hang in there" in the Korean language.
The Gyeondyo-bar hangover cure ice cream was made with a grapefruit flavour, and it's infused with a small amount of oriental raisin tree fruit juice, which reportedly has been considered a traditional Korean hangover treatment since the 1600s.
While it sounds too good to be true, just remember that a bunch of scientists have proven that raisin tree extract could reduce effects of intoxication in rats in a 2012 study. In other words, this sweet and cool remedy might just work as well on regular people.
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According to its creators, The ice cream bar's name "expresses the hardships of employees who have to suffer a working day after heavy drinking, as well as to provide comfort to those who have to come to work early after frequent nights of drinking".
Given that South Korea has the highest rate of alcohol consumption in amongst its population, it's easy to see how the idea of a hangover cure ice cream came about. Fact: South Korean citizen consume 12.3 litres of alcohol annually on average.
Surely, this is one sweet way to cure a hangover indeed. The best part? The Koreans will reportedly be exporting these remedies overseas, so there's a chance that we may see it on store shelves here rather soon.
(main image source: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)