South Korean Chain Store Launches Hangover Ice cream
South Korea is Asia's biggest per capita alcohol consumers and also the home to the popular hangover beverage, Hut-gae Condition sold in China, Japan and Vietnam since 2014. The drink was also featured in the Psy and Snoop Dogg's "Hangover" music video. Now the convenience store chain connected to the same company that brought us hangover drink has created a hangover-fighting ice cream!
The hangover ice cream is the Gyeondyo-Bar (which translates to "hang in there") is the first ice cream bar marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption. The bar comes in grapefruit flavor and contains 0.7 percent oriental raisin tree fruit juice, the hangover fighting ingredient.
- According to a 2012 article in the Journal of Neuroscience found oriental raisin tree extract reduced symptoms of intoxication in rats.
- According to a Korean medicine book from the 17th century, oriental raisin tree extract fruit juice was a traditional hangover remedy.
Despite the purpose of this break-through creation, I would want to try it regardless because it sounds delicious. I'm sure there are some beauty benefits to oriental raisin tree extracts as well.