Hangover cure? Really?

7 December 2011

a terrible drunk

Look at you. You grim alcoholic. Your yellow pallor and Breaker coloured sweat. You're wonderful. And you'll feel even more wonderful in the mornings now (unless your liver is failing, in which case, it's probably curtains) that the FDA has officially approved an over-the-counter drug called Blowfish.

Say goodbye to enjoyable hangover remedies like bacon sandwiches or a bottle of lucozade with a shot of Glen's vodka in it. Blowfish is the thing to cure what ails yer.

It contains 1,000 milligrams of aspirin, 120 milligrams of caffeine and a stomach-soothing agent in the form of two dissolving tablets. You take it like Alka-Seltzer and it is said to ease your booze-flu within 15 to 30 minutes.

“So many people see hangovers as a shameful or embarrassing thing. I think of them as just a fact of life,” said Brenna Haysom, the creator of Blowfish through the West Village-based Rally Labs LLC.

“The magic of the effervescent tablet is that it hits your system much faster than getting a cup of coffee, taking an antacid and taking some aspirin separately,” she said.

Of course, this doesn't mean you should start hammering the ale at every given moment. This isn't a call to start pouring green Aftershock on your Coco Pops in a morning. Haysom continued: “I definitely don’t encourage people to get obliterated. This is a really effective product for people who have a couple too many: A happy hour that goes a little long, or holiday parties are a perfect example … and they wake up feeling terrible. This gets you functioning again quickly.”

If it works, you'll have no excuse for shirking your responsibilities on a Saturday morning. Sorry.

TOPICS:   Restaurants   Health


  • Dick
    Hangover cures, and no mention of the breakfast 99?
  • Nick T.
    Resolve and a fry-up works pretty well and I bet it's cheaper than this PR-fuelled stuff.
  • Boris
    Just keep drinking. I have an electrically warmed IV for during the night - far better then a hot water bottle. Just keep your drinking patterns under control through the day and Bingo! No reason not to have the fry up too of course.
  • Paul C.
    That's a photo of Andy isn't it? haha.
  • Idi A.
    @ Paul Bosnian war criminal meets pinhead village idiot meets Jim Henson's creatureshop.
  • Mike H.
    That reminds me, I'd best order that copy of Goonies, The
  • Paul C.
    No, but really chaps. It IS Andy Dawson.
  • Mike H.
    "Hey you guuuuuuuys..." I love the Goonies, Funny as fuck!
  • Kev
    So how is this a new thing, alka seltzer xs does exactly the same thing. Resolve is by far the best hangover cure anyway as it replaces lost salts

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