This Korean Ice Cream Bar May Help With Your Hangovers
When it comes to curing hangovers, we’ve all wished that a stack of fluffy pancakes, a juicy cheeseburger or an $8 green juice would do the trick. But now, it looks like there’s a South Korean frozen snack out there that we might have to add to this list.
A convenience store chain in South Korea launched the Gyeondyo-bar, and its makers claim that it’s specifically designed to ward off your post-drinking symptoms. The $1 ice cream bar, whose name translates roughly to “hang in there,” has a tart grapefruit shell and an icy center that is .7 percent Japanese raisin tree fruit juice. Hovenia dulcis, or the Japanese raisin tree, has been used as a natural hangover remedy in Asian countries for centuries.
And surprisingly, there’s an actual study published in the Journal of Neuroscience that claims Japanese raisin tree extract has been observed to reduce the symptoms of intoxication in rats.
The Gyeondyo-bar is currently sold only at the Korean convenient store chain Withme FS, so it might be a little while before you see this hangover cure in your grocery store.
We wouldn’t expect eating this bar to provide a miraculous recovery after a night out, but anytime ice cream can be our potential hero, we’re willing to give it a try. Worst-case scenario, we fall back on the tried-and-true hangover solution — time.