Friday 15 December 2017

How do you like the sound of an ice-cream that cures hangovers?

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Ice-cream is already a go-to 'cure' for many of who struggle with hangovers - all that sugar and stomach-settling coolness can ease the trauma of the morning/afternoon/evening after.

However, the South Koreans have gone one step further, with an ice-cream specifically designed to soothe your sorry hungover state.

The Gyeondyo-bar translates as "hang in there", is grapefruit-flavoured (refreshing), and contains oriental raisin tree fruit juice which is a traditional hangover remedy in South Korea.

There's science behind it too - a 2012 article in the Journal of Neuroscience found the extract reduced the symptoms of drunkenness in rats.

A press release from the chain of stores selling the ice-cream, Withme FS, said the ice-cream'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".

We don't advocate drinking to excess on school nights, but this ice-cream sounds amazing.

Unfortunately, there are no plans as yet to ship the product to Ireland.

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