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South Korea Invents Ice Cream That 'Can Help Cure Hangovers'

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25/05/2016 11:10 | Updated 25 May 2016

Hangovers are the worst. They turn us into impatient, quivering wrecks and the only way to get over one is to pop down to the greasy spoon or get back on the beers. Until now, that is.

On Friday, a grapefruit-flavoured ice cream was launched that is tipped to ease a sore head. 

There's only one catch, you have to go to South Korea to get one. (For now, at least.) 

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The product, launched by a convenience shop chain in South Korea called Withme FS, is called "Gyeondyo-bar", which translates to "hang in there" in English.

According to a press release, the product "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".

South Koreans drink more than any country in the Asia-Pacific region, 12.3 litres of alcohol per year, according to a report from the World Health Organization.

Drinking is big business in South Korea, with hangover cures from pills to cosmetics raking in a whopping £86million a year.

The jury's out on whether the product will actually work. But we're willing to give it a go if ever the product makes it to the UK. 

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