But you can't buy it in the U.S. just yet.

South Korea has come up with a literally sweet hangover cure: An ice cream bar scientifically designed to counteract the after-effects of a night of heavy drinking.

The grapefruit-flavored sweet, called Gyeondyo-bar (or “hang in there” in English), is the first ice cream bar specifically marketed for hangovers.

The ice cream is just the latest product among a spate of hangover-abating inventions in South Korea. According to Reuters, hangover related products are a booming industry in South Korea, raking in $126 million a year. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as South Korea is the highest-drinking country per capita in Asia.

As silly as it may sound, the Gyeondyo-bar might actually live up to the hype. It contains 0.7 percent raisin tree fruit juice, a hangover remedy that goes back to the 17th century.

More recently, a study from the Journal of Neuroscience found that this type of fruit juice does actually reduce the effects of intoxication — in rats. As for humans, the medical community definitely concluded there is no such thing as a miracle hangover cure.

Either way, Americans will have to wait to test it out for themselves — there are currently no plans to sell the ice cream stateside. In the meantime, Gatorade and Netflix will just have to do.


Next, check out which countries consume the most alcohol. Then, find out why we crave junk food.

Elisabeth Sherman
Elisabeth Sherman
Elisabeth Sherman is a writer living in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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