It’s the morning after a big night — your lips are dry, your head is throbbing and foggy, and your stomach is queasy. As much as it feels like your body is wrongly punishing you for what, as far as you can remember, was only a few drinks, it’s only trying to atone for what you made it endure the night before.
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It’s no surprise that drinking takes a toll on your body. Whether it takes the form of a slight headache from a glass of wine or an intense bout of physical illness from a spring break-esque night out on the town, our bodies tell us when we’ve taken it one drink too far, and it’s a physical reaction to alcohol that we all call a hangover.
Water, aspirin, and in many cases, greasy foods like fries and pizza are what we most frequently use to treat a hangover, but you may be surprised to hear that there are some healthy foods that can help cure your hangover woes, too.
To understand what you should be eating to treat a hangover, think of it as a simple give and take formula, because all you need to know is what you took away from your body the night before. While you may know that you're dehydrated after a night of drinking, nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, and protein take a hit as well, and there are particular foods that you can eat that will help you replenish them.
To help us fully understand how to treat a hangover, we asked health expert Lori Shemek of DLS HealthWorks to explain what drinking does to our bodies. By explaining the side effects of drinking, Shemek can easily pinpoint what foods are best to consume the morning after and why, and we’re here to tell you how to cook them.
Hangovers are painful for a reason, so if you’re going to indulge in a cocktail or two, make sure you pay your body back by stocking up on these delicious and healthy foods.
Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce
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Best Hangover Cures
Had one too many last night? We aren’t recommending you tie one on regularly, but when that unexpected hangover strikes, look to these foods and drinks.
Heavy consumption of alcohol not only affects your waistline -- think of how many calories you're drinking! Guzzling too many cocktails also causes dehydration, stimulates appetite, interferes with sleep and causes dips in blood sugar. So it’s easy to see why you might feel so lousy the morning after.
Replenish fluids by drinking plenty of water. Beverages like orange juice, coconut water, cranberry juice, tomato juice (no Bloody Marys!) or even a sports drink will help replenish lost electrolytes. Foods with high water content foods like fresh fruit and soup will also help contribute to better fluid balance.
Stomach feeling queasy? Reach for carb-heavy foods like crackers, breads, bagels and pasta to help calm a sour stomach. These energy-producing goodies will also help stabilize blood sugars, making you feel more human and energized again.
High-protein foods, rich in amino acids may also help settle a pounding head and unsettled stomach. Eggs, lean meats, cheese and peanut butter are all good options.
So what should make as you stumble into the kitchen? Here are a few ideas.
Hangover Prevention 101
But first, let’s take a moment to talk about how we can prevent you returning to this article the next time you’ve had a little too much to drink.
If you find yourself moaning “why did I drink that?!” the problem may not lie in what you drank, rather how you drank it. There are a number of things you can do to prevent that next-day hangover and still have a great time.
Yes, we know – these hangover prevention tips are a little too late this time but hey, next time you’ll be prepared!
- Hangover prevention juice. Juicing for hangover relief, sure, but hangover prevention? Yes! This is actually a thing! A 2015 article in the Independent claims that pear juice may just be the perfect cure. Or rather – prevention. In order for pear juice to reduce hangover symptoms, it must be consumed before drinking alcohol. One reason is that pears work as an anti-inflammatory, and experts believe that hangover symptoms are caused by low-grade inflammation. Also, the Korean pear works by speeding up alcohol metabolism and inhibiting alcohol absorption. Studies showed reduced blood acetaldehyde levels, which may be responsible for hangover symptoms, with pear juice consumption. So whip up a pear juice recipe or two before you head out for drinks next time around.
- Avoid drinks high in congeners. Congeners are naturally occurring compounds that appear in alcoholic beverages during the distilling and fermenting process. Studies have found links between these toxic chemicals and the severity of hangovers. If you’re committed to getting through tomorrow without a nasty hangover, stay away from whiskey, cognac, and tequila (especially bourbon whiskey!). Stick with clear drinks, like vodka, gin, and rum.
- Drink coconut water. That’s right, fill your flask with coconut water, and sip from it regularly. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning, it makes you pee. When you drink too much alcohol you may be in danger of becoming dehydrated. Coconut water, dubbed “nature’s sports drink,” has the electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus) you need to keep hydrated while you party on.
Top tip: Asides from juicing, according to reclinerlife.com, massage can also aid in the body’s elimination of toxins, helping ease a hangover or get rid of it completely. So enjoy a juice, a massage, and remember to drink lots of water, and you should be right as rain!
Best Hangover Food
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Other Types Of Soup
Eggs are packed with protein and nutrients. They’re a fantastic way to feel full without eating too much, which might be perfect after a night on the town. The nutrients also help to give you energy and get your body working as it should.
Eggs contain cysteine too. This is important, as the amino acid helps in glutathione production. Your glutathione levels often decrease when you drink alcohol and this decrease may make it harder for your body to recover from a night of heavy drinking.
Having eggs is an easy way to get your glutathione levels back up to a good level.
Besides, eggs are extremely versatile. There are countless ways to prepare them, so you should be able to find some approach that you can stomach – even if your hangover is an awful one.
Bananas are an even easier choice. You can just grab one and eat it on the go. A banana might not be as filling as an egg or two, but at least you’re getting something into you.
Bananas are important because drinking too much often leaves you dehydrated. That dehydration can make your hangover symptoms much worse.
While bananas aren’t going to rehydrate you directly, they’re powerful because of their electrolytes, including potassium and sodium. You often lose electrolytes when you get dehydrated, but you don’t get them back if you’re simply drinking water. Having a banana is an easy and delicious way to bring your body back into balance.
Pickles are another electrolyte-rich option. This time, the main electrolyte is sodium.
Sodium has a bad reputation these days. Many of us consume too much of it, especially from processed foods. Even so, there are times when you need to get more sodium into your body – and after excessive drinking is definitely one of those times.
You’ll need to read the ingredients label for any pickles you buy, as some brands will use more sodium than others.
If pickles don’t appeal to you, there are many other sodium rich foods that you can focus on instead.
Avocados are delicious and nutritious, so it’s no wonder that they’re so popular. The fruit is popular for hangovers too, as it contains a decent amount of potassium.
Avocados could also help to protect your liver. This is always good if drinking sessions are a regular habit for you.
You could try the popular idea of avocado on toast. While this gets mocked a little these days, avocado on toast is delicious. You’re also getting some fast energy from the toast, which is surprisingly powerful.
We’ve mentioned foods that help with your electrolyte balance, but you do need to rehydrate as well. Watermelon can help here, as the fruit has a high water content.
It is also a rich source of L-citrulline. This nutrient could improve blood flow to the brain, which could then help decrease hangover symptoms.
The effects will depend on how dehydrated you are to begin with. Still, if nothing else, watermelon is delicious. It’s refreshing and easy to eat too, so why not give it a try?
Crackers have a few different advantages.
One is that they’re carb-laden. The carbs are fast acting, so they increase your blood sugar levels quickly. This effect is normally a bad thing, but when you’re hungover, you sometimes need a blood sugar boost.
Crackers will often be high in sodium too. This helps to get your electrolytes back in balance.
Plus, dry crackers are very easy to eat. Most of us can stomach them even when we’re very queasy, which is why they’re such a common food for nausea.
Dry toast is another option for when your stomach simply won’t settle. You’re not getting as much sodium as you do with crackers, but there are still plenty of fast-acting carbs.
If your stomach is a little more settled, then you could try using some spreads with your toast. Honey is a good choice for boosting your blood sugar levels. The fructose in honey could even help your body to break down alcohol faster.
A protein-based spread can work well too – like peanut butter or almond butter. This is an easy way to feel satisfied and give your body the amino acids that it needs. For many of us, eating peanut butter on toast might be much easier than heavier sources of protein like eggs or meat.
Vegetables can be a powerful choice for hangovers too. Your body needs nutrients to function well and all that heavy drinking didn’t help your nutrient balance at all. Get some more good stuff into you and you’ll feel better soon.
Dark leafy greens are an especially good choice here, as they provide many of the compounds that you need. Spinach, for example, offers folic acid, vitamin C, and sulfur, which are all very important.
Beets are helpful too, as these green veggies are rich in plant-based compounds and help increase nitric oxide levels.
Don’t forget broccoli either. While it isn’t a common choice first thing in the morning, the vegetable has a fantastic balance of nutrients. It’ll quickly get you on the road to recovery.
Nuts, of any type, offer a fantastic balance of nutrients and protein. Almonds are especially good when you’re hungover, as they’re high in magnesium.
Increasing your magnesium levels matters, as magnesium levels can be depleted after drinking. A handful of nuts is one of the easiest ways to deal with this imbalance.
Look for salted nuts, as these will provide you with sodium to help with your electrolyte levels.
While eating meat or a meat-heavy meal might seem like a horrible plan when you’re hungover, many people find that doing so helps. There’s something powerful about getting something hearty into your stomach. Doing so seems to help settle everything down and can make you feel much better.
There’s some science behind this idea too – as alcohol can affect your body’s ability to absorb amino acids.
This could mean that after a heavy night, you’re a little low on some important amino acids. Meat is a complete source of protein, so your body is able to get all the amino acids it needs from breaking down the protein in meat.
If eating meat on its own sounds like a bit too much, you could combine it with some of the other items on this list. Ham and eggs, for example, is a fantastic combination. You could make an omelet or even just a simple egg cup. How about making some scrambled eggs on toast? This is an easy meal that is delicious and surprisingly filling.
Be wary of greasy meats, including bacon, sausage, and fatty cuts of steak. While many people turn to greasy food to cure a hangover, the grease can do more harm than good. You might just end up feeling sicker than you did before.
Fish is another source of protein and also offers you plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3s may help to decrease inflammation and help with hangover symptoms that way.
You’ll get the most benefits by focusing on fatty fish. Lean white fish are much lower in their omega-3 fatty acid content, although they are a good source of protein. Salmon is an easy go-to fatty fish, especially as you can buy smoked salmon and canned salmon, along with the fresh fish.
Of course, eating fish when you’re hungover is a controversial idea. Some people will be able to do so without any problems, while others will feel sick at the thought.
If you’re not convinced about eating fish when you’re hungover – skip it. There are plenty of other options.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This soup isn’t just good for when you have a cold or flu. It’s also excellent for hangovers – partly because it is rich in sodium and contains plenty of water. You get to rehydrate and rebalance your electrolytes at the same time.
Many of us find chicken noodle soup easy to eat too. It’s a soothing meal and the flavors aren’t too overpowering. You could easily sip a mug of it slowly while you’re waiting for the worst of your hangover to pass.
The soup will also provide you with some carbs from the noodles and protein from the meat. These features will both help with your hangover as well.
Other Types Of Soup
Bone broth is another good choice. This can be a fairly light soup that’s easy to eat. You’re also getting some extra nutrients from the bones. While the soup does take time to prepare, some companies offer versions that are ready-to-go. You just need to reheat them.
Why not turn to miso soup? Miso soup can have a strong flavor, but this isn’t a bad thing at all. Some versions have some sweetness to them, which makes them easier to eat.
Miso paste is fermented, so the soup is a fantastic source of probiotics. The soup is high in sodium too, making it useful for your electrolyte balance.
Other types of soup can be helpful too, as most will help to rehydrate you and should contain many important nutrients, including electrolytes. In the end, the best soup is whatever type you can eat easily. So, if you have a regular favorite, go with that.
Smoothies are basically liquid food. When made right, they’re a fantastic way to quickly boost your nutrient intake. This is perfect when you’re hungover and really don’t feel like eating.
Smoothies can also be incredibly healthy. You’re getting plenty of nutrients from fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, superfoods, and whatever else you add in. You can use protein powder or protein-packed ingredients to make the smoothie very satisfying too.
But, if you’re going to rely on smoothies, you need to think about your ingredients. It’s easy to make smoothies that are calorie bombs and don’t offer all that many nutrients.
Cereal can be an interesting choice too, as it does contain many important nutrients. You can eat it with milk or even just munch on handfuls of dry cereal if eating a full bowl feels like too much.
The trick is to choose your cereal well. Look for something nutritious that you actually enjoy. Checking the ingredients label can help. You want products that have a decent amount of protein and fiber, but not too much sugar.
And, as you can probably guess, the less processed the better. While healthy cereal tends to cost more than other types, it’s likely to make you feel better.
Oatmeal is another classic breakfast option and it can work well as a hangover cure. After all, oatmeal is another good source of nutrients. It’s also a slow-releasing source of energy and will often keep you full for longer than cereal will.
You can play around with the toppings for your oatmeal too. For example, scattering some nuts across the top can make your breakfast more filling.
You can even use savory toppings for oatmeal, like a poached egg or some salmon. Both of those additions can help to fight hangovers too.
Sandwiches are rarely a first choice for fighting hangovers, but they’re much more powerful than most people expect. One reason is that the bread is easy to digest, which gives your body the energy that it needs.
Bread often has a surprising amount of sodium too, along with other helpful electrolytes.
Then there are all the fillings that you use in your sandwiches. You can focus on fresh ingredients, like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and the like. These can all help you feel refreshed. Adding some meat might help with your protein intake too.
Pasta is easy to digest, which makes it useful for hangovers too. However, you’re not getting as many healthy ingredients with a pasta dish as you do when making a fresh sandwich.
Many pasta dishes will use creamy sauces too, which isn’t always helpful. Despite popular assumption, rich or greasy foods don’t help with hangovers much at all. They tend to make you feel sick and fat isn’t actually going to help ‘soak up’ alcohol. Human metabolism doesn’t work like that.
So, if you’re going to use pasta, focus on light meals that don’t use creamy sauce.
You could even turn to ramen and many people do. Ramen isn’t technically pasta, as it is made from durum wheat, but the noodles are similar enough and have many of the same advantages.
Ramen is inexpensive too. It’s the classic choice for broke students and times when you don’t have much food in the house.
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Once your burgers and hot dogs are fired up, it's time to get to work on side dishes. After all, chips and salsa just aren't going to cut it at every summer cookout and BBQ. With these 15 recipes, you're going to want seconds. or thirds.
1. Black Bean and Corn Salad: If you're making a Tex-Mex meal, pair it with this bean and corn side salad. It has a sweet and spicy flavor from a honey and cayenne pepper dressing. (via Bowl of Delicious)
2. Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn: If you like your corn on the cob smothered, try this light, Mexican version. Instead of traditional crema, this cob is topped with Greek yogurt and parmesan cheese. (via The Cookie Rookie)
3. Grilled Summer Salad: You can make this eggplant, zucchini and grape tomato salad without ever leaving the grill. You'll love the fire-roasted flavor of the veggies paired with a fresh Greek vinaigrette. (via Little Broken)
4. 10-Minute Grilled Portobello Pizzas: These mushrooms can be a side or a main depending on your mood. Grill the portobellos and top them with marinara and mozzarella for a carb-free pizza. (via Cafe Delites)
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6. Grilled Avocados With Pico de Gallo: Throw your avocados on the grill, then stuff 'em with a sweet corn and black bean salsa for a fresh and healthy side. (via A Southern Fairytale)
7. Grilled Potato Salad: The only thing not grilled on this salad is the dijon vinaigrette. The dressing tops tasty charred potatoes, peppers and onions. (via Crumb)
8. Bacon Ranch Slaw: Watch out, you've just upped the coleslaw game with this recipe. It adds bacon and ranch dressing to the classic cabbage side. (via Plain Chicken)
9. Corn Salad With Feta and Mint: If you haven't figured it out by now, corn is at its sweetest and freshest in the summer, making it a BBQ staple. Try it in a salad with salty feta and refreshing mint. (via Sweet Peas + Saffron)
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11. BBQ Broccoli and Leek Salad: Get a dose of greens with this grill-top salad. You'll crave the broccoli crunch and oniony leek flavor after trying it once. (via Seven Grams)
12. Homemade Pickles: What's a plate of burgers and dogs without some pickles? Skip the jar and make your own with this easy overnight recipe. (via Scarborough Food Fair)
13. Summer Orzo Salad: Break tradition and make your summer pasta salad with orzo instead of noodles. Add in fresh, seasonal flavors from produce like tomatoes and cucumbers. And don't forget some salty feta cheese for a creamy texture. (via Whisking Mama)
14. Bean Salad: Get ready to swoon over this take on BBQ beans. Pintos meet their match with peppers, corn and onion, all mixed in a sweet and tangy dressing. (via Fountain Avenue Kitchen)
15. Cilantro-Lime Watermelon: Who said veggies should have all the fun? Marinating fresh watermelon in lime juice, throwing it on the grill and topping it with fresh cilantro brings out all the best flavors. (via The Stay At Home Chef)
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Miso Soup To Cope With Crapulence
Miso soup is another type of soup that can definitely be useful for those experiencing the after-effects of alcohol. Miso soup contains a number of useful ingredients. For example, the sodium in the soup can help to replenish electrolytes in the body. At the same time, Miso is a fermented soup, which means it will help to improve digestion.
Best Hangover Recipes - Recipes
A late night that involves heaping helpings of adult libations can inevitably result in a feeling of remorse the next day. Sometimes, that can translate into a hangover. Symptoms of a hangover include fatigue, headaches and stomach upset. While the old adage “hair of the dog that bit you,” (referring to an alcoholic hangover cure) is well known, it will do little to alleviate the discomfort that can result the morning after too much to drink. Alternatively, there are many herbs that can be used and infused into a delicious cup of tea that will help wake up your senses and help to undo some of the damage caused the night before.
We have compiled a list of the top five picks for a morning tea for hangover relief that include herbs that will provide some resiliency and alertness. Some help alleviate tummy troubles, while others support the organs that worked into overtime the night before. Starting your day with a tea comprised of these five herbs can help the hangover discomfort subside quickly.
1. Centaury Leaf: Best enjoyed in a hot tea, centaury leaf works on two fronts to help combat hangover discomfort. This herb is known for its ability to soothe tummy troubles and can also be effective in relieving nervous tension. It provides a calming effect when enjoyed as a tea for hangover relief and a very popular base in many blends and herbal tea recipes.
2. Thyme: Although best known as a savory protein seasoning, thyme makes and excellent and unique tea as well. This herb is excellent for relieving sore, tired and overworked muscles and is also useful for reliving digestive distress as well. When a drop of honey is added to brewed tea, both the flavor and benefits are enhanced.
3. Ginger: If nausea is at the “root” of your hangover woes, the choices don’t come any easier than ginger tea. In fact, people have used ginger for tummy trouble for thousands of years and is still a popular remedy today. Replacing a morning cup of joe with ginger tea for hangover relief can be a beneficial swap to quickly and deliciously combat one of the most common side effects of a hangover.
4. Fennel: Adding fennel seeds to regular hot tea can really provide some liver loving benefits. When alcohol is consumed en masse, the liver has to go into overdrive. Fennel is known for its restorative properties and can help bring the liver back into tip top shape (hopefully not in preparation for more overuse of alcohol).
5. Peppermint: Perhaps one of the best all around selections in a tea for hangover relief is peppermint. This herbal compound is both effective at counteracting the nauseating effects of a hangover as well as the tense nerves and muscles that can accompany it. Peppermint is also a very common component in many herbal tea recipes thanks to its delicious flavor, and is easily found and readily available as a part of pre made tea bags.
While a tea for hangover relief can provide some relief the morning after, the best cure for hangovers is to not drink so much that they develop in the first place. By drinking slowly, making sure that you are staying hydrated all evening (with water not alcohol!) and eating a reasonable meal before or during your evening, you may be able to prevent hangovers altogether. When they strike regardless, abstain from drinking more alcohol the morning after. Not only is this unlikely to provide any relief whatsoever, it may aggravate existing symptoms like headaches and nausea.
Herbal tea for hangover relief is generally safe however, some herbs can have interactions with health conditions and medications. One should know that herbal remedies need to be discussed with a health care provider, particularly if you are on maintenance medications or have medical conditions or a history of medical conditions. In otherwise healthy individuals however, tea for hangover relief can provide a relaxing way to retake your senses and start your day on a better foot than it likely ended.
Here are some of the best hangover foods to eat the morning after.
Although the loud blending might make you cry, that first sip can bring some needed relief. Often a smoothie is full of good food. From fruits and vegetables to protein and hydration, that cup of tasty nutrition is a great start to the day.
While some people think that heavy breakfast or pile of bacon is an answer, a bowl of pasta or a bagel might be a better choice. Carbs can be easily digested and they can make you thirsty. That extra water is always a good thing.
Slice open a watermelon
Watermelon has a lot of water (it&rsquos in the name). High water content foods are great when you have a hangover. It helps curb hunger and offers extra hydration. It is like the perfect two-for for that morning when you don&rsquot want to think.
While coffee can be de-hydrating, it can give you the boost to get the day going. Just be careful. If your stomach is queasy, coffee is going to make it worse.
While you might not want to call mom and ask her to bring you soup, a bowl of soup with a lot of broth is a good idea. Whether it is a chicken noodle or a ramen, slurp away.
There best hangover foods are just a few options to help combat that one drink too many from the night before. While you can&rsquot undo the past, you can make today a little more bearable.
What food do you eat when you have a hangover? Do you have a food hack that makes everything better?
Best ever recipes for a hangover
If you've gone a bit over the top over the festive season, these hangover-curing recipes will help your body to recuperate after drinking. Go for indulgent comfort food, or stock up on antioxidants in vitamin-rich foods
Published: December 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm
Hangover Bloody Mary
Start things off with a kick, the perfect cure for that New Year’s Day hangover. Serve this Bloody Mary at brunch to blow away the cobwebs from the overindulgence of the festive period
Ham, egg and asparagus tart
Antioxidant-rich asparagus and eggs make a pretty and delicious hangover cute in this indulgent tart recipe
Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast
Trusty beans on toast is a great hangover cure – this recipe for smoky cannelloni beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes AND under 500 calories
Quick croque madame
Croque madame is a classic favourite and this quick version makes for an easy indulgent meal. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect to turn your morning sunny-side up
Prawn and mushroom miso soup
Antioxidant-rich mushrooms are packed in to this comforting miso soup – it’s healthy and warming to cheer up your mood
Fontina, prosciutto and sage-stuffed French toast
The ultimate eggy bread. A delicious toasted cheese sandwich. French toast filled with fontina, sage and prosciutto. Whatever you call it, this is a special comfort food recipe for four
Cornbread with harissa-stewed tomatoes, avo and poached eggs
This will become a brunch staple. Poaching eggs for a crowd might seem daunting but we’ve made it easy
Drink this healthy green smoothie for a quick, nutrient-packed pick-me-up. Cucumber, spinach, lime and kiwi are a great combination and the avocado adds a lovely texture
No-knead pizza with fennel, Italian sausage and burrata
There’s no cure like pizza :-) This recipe for no-knead pizza with fennel, Italian sausage and burrata is a bit of a leap of faith, but once you get used to the dough, it’s a great method to have up your sleeve
Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast
This delicious healthy breakfast, lunch or snack couldn’t be easier to put together. Tomatoes contain lots of vitamin C and hangover-tackling powers
Linguine with tuna, lemon and dill
A seriously simple, homely pasta dish that everyone will love – tuna helps the body fight against hangover symptoms, so it’s win-win. Tuna is tossed together with red onion, lemon and dill and served on top of fresh linguine
Baked eggs with spinach
Baked eggs with spinach is the perfect dish for a lighter brunch – the spinach gives your liver a helping hand and eggs wash away toxins. It feels indulgent, but baked with spinach, mushrooms and low-fat crème fraîche, this comes in at under 200 calories per serving
Chinese chicken noodle broth
If you love the bowls of Asian soup noodles you now find in restaurants on every high street, you’ll be thrilled to discover how easy they are to make at home. This Chinese chicken noodle broth is a great way of using up leftover roast chicken and soothing your hangover with proper home comforts
Pear and chocolate puddings
So apparently pears are great for hangovers… who’d have known! We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in