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There are so many rumored hangover cures. Some eat greasy fast food, while others chug their body weight in Gatorade and sleep the day away. Everyone has their hangover remedy they absolutely swear by.
In South Korea, the hangover cure industry is worth over $179 million a year — including pills, stomach calming foods, and beauty products to hide your late night shenanigans. And now, they’ve taken it a step further.
A convenience store chain has announced the creation of the Gyeondyo-bar. The grapefruit-flavored sweet treat contains a small amount, about 0.7 percent, of oriental raisin tree fruit juice. This is the active ingredient many Koreans have sworn by as a hangover remedy since the 1600s.
Withme FS, the company releasing the product, says it, “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." Because you have to drown your work sorrows somehow, right?
The Gydeondyo-bar, which translates into “hang in there,” has no official plans to hit American stores yet, but we need it in our lives, so bad that we pray we see it on shelves soon.
This post was written by Claudia Poposki. For more, check out our sister site Food to Love.
And if you think you've indulged in a few too many sweet treats, here are some healthier alternatives.