In South Korea, There's an Ice Cream That Can Cure a Hangover
Hangovers are the worst! Especially when you have a grueling Monday morning looming ahead of you and your trusted home remedy of greasy McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches and Advil hasn’t seemed to kick in. Luckily, Withme FS—a convenience store chain in South Korea—has a hangover cure that comes in the form of a refreshing, fruit-flavored ice cream bar.
It’s called the Gyeondyo-bar, which roughly translates to “hang in there” in English. The name also “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," the company explained in a press release.
The grapefruit-flavored ice cream is spiked with a small amount of Hovenia dulcis (oriental raisin tree) fruit juice, which has been used in many hangover treatments throughout South Korea, China, and Japan dating back at least to the 17th century. Which sounds like a much better solution than a little hair of the dog when you’ve got a morning full of conference calls and client meetings.