There isn’t a single person in Radass nation who hasn’t showed up to work hungover at least once. Some of us have even showed up still drunk from the night before (*checks breathe to make sure no one notices*.) As much as we think the United States parties harder than any other country, South Korea actually drinks us under the table. So much so, in fact, they created a ice cream that cures hangovers because everyone shows up to work feeling like shit.
South Koreans, Asia’s biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream.
A convenience store chain has launched the Gyeondyo-bar, which translates as “hang in there” and according to the company is the first ice cream bar marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption. It hit the shelves on [last] Friday. …
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”, convenience store chain Withme FS, a unit of E-Mart Co Ltd., part of the Shinsegae Group conglomerate, said in a press release.
The grapefruit-flavored dessert contains 0.7 percent oriental raisin tree fruit juice, a traditional hangover remedy cited in a Korean medicine book from the 17th century that is included in popular hangover potions.
A 2012 article in the Journal of Neuroscience found oriental raisin tree extract reduced symptoms of intoxication in rats.
So let’s get all together, start drinking more, then make an ice cream that gets you drunk to prove we’re still #1!