With booze being a vital factor of summer, it’s no secret that millennials are constantly on the look out for new hangover cures.
Which is why we would have no problem if the latest hangover remedy from South Korea made its way to Canada, as a chain of convenience stores have launched a product that not only cures the post bar blues but cools you down in the hot summer heat.
That’s right, hangover ice cream now exists.
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The grapefruit-flavored Gyeondyo-bar (roughly translated as “hang in there”) “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 convenience store chain Withme FS said in a press release.
The Gteondyo-bar is the first ice cream of its kind that’s been marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption much like the various pills and beverages that are already on shelves.
The secret ingredient is oriental raisin tree fruit juice, a traditional hangover remedy that was cited in a Korean medicine book from the 17th century. Each ice cream bar contains 0.7 per cent of the active ingredient.
We can only hope that the bar actually works, as South Koreans love to pound back the shots. On average, South Koreans consume 12.3 litres of alcohol annually. In comparison, U.S. citizens consume 9.2 litres per annum.
Unfortunately for the rest of us, Gteondyo-bars won’t be available in Canada, at least not anytime soon. We’ll just have to stick to whatever has been getting you through those dreaded hangover mornings.