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Where can I find Tiger Tail ice cream?

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Goodystuff Mar 15, 2010 05:41 PM

As a kid, Tiger Tail (my favourite flavour) could be found at ice cream palours all over southern Ontario. The last time i saw it was at my university cafeteria in 1996. I must be able to get it somewhere...any suggestions or known spots?
For those that aren't familiar with Tiger Tail it is orange ice cream swirled with black licorice. Sometimes there is vanilla swirled in to. I know, I know--it sounds digusting...but it isn't. really. and I don't even like licorice much.
I'm willing to drive anywhere in the GTA for good Tiger Tail but I do live at Avenue Road and Eglinton.

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Goodystuff Mar 15, 2010 05:47 PM

    a little old but still might be worth checking out:
    http://www.fairhurst.ca/?p=72
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/521028

    and according to a Yelp review, here's a place that sells it:
    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/carters-ice-cr...

    you can find the darnedest things with Google!

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      Goodystuff RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 15, 2010 06:07 PM

      true (that you can find the darnedest things with Google)....
      I had googled it myself but was hoping to find something a bit more current and less Chapman-esque. The Yelp review is definitely a keeper though.

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        goodhealthgourmet RE: Goodystuff Mar 15, 2010 06:26 PM

        hope that lead pans out for you. i'm fascinated by the concept of this ice cream flavor - my elementary & high school mascot was a tiger, so it's too bad we never had it here in the States - it would have been a big hit in my hometown!

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          hoagy294 RE: Goodystuff Mar 16, 2010 07:34 AM

          Carter's is a wee little family run business and is going to be open on easter weekend but otherwise has been closed for the season. I'm not sure if they'll remain open after easter or if it's a one-off.

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            mariecollins RE: hoagy294 Apr 13, 2010 06:44 AM

            I was at Carter's on Sunday. They are open for the season now and yes, they do have Tiger Tail ice cream. I had Butter Tart flavour!

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        dogs RE: Goodystuff Mar 15, 2010 07:09 PM

        Fast forward to summer and my ritual Tiger Tail ice cream on May 24 weekend at the Kawathra outlet in Minden. The Kawathra Ice Cream website has a listing of GTA locations that sell their ice cream. You'll have to call to see if the locations stock it..... ask them to get it in .....it's worth it !

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          LUV_TO_EAT RE: Goodystuff Mar 16, 2010 07:57 AM

          I have had it at Lick's before...not sure if it's a regular flavour.

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            foodiemommy RE: Goodystuff Mar 16, 2010 01:52 PM

            Stoney Creek Dairy Bar - King St. E. in Stoney Creek. I forget when they open for the season.

            1. duckdown RE: Goodystuff Mar 16, 2010 10:58 PM

              While we're on this topic, anybody know where to get good rocky road that ISN'T Haagen Daaz containers from the supermarket, and isn't from Baskin & Robbins?

              1. ms. clicquot RE: Goodystuff Apr 9, 2010 04:36 PM

                If you're still looking for Tiger Tail, I saw a carton of it today at the IGA in the Beach (Queen and Lee). Other IGA locations may carry it as well.

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                  burlgurl RE: Goodystuff Apr 9, 2010 04:44 PM

                  Superstore/Loblaws has a new line of 'ice cream parlor' flavours, and Tiger Tail is one of them..

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                    yunnage RE: burlgurl Apr 13, 2010 06:47 AM

                    Spotted Tiger Tail at Superstore as well!

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                    TexSquared RE: Goodystuff Apr 9, 2010 04:59 PM

                    Not the answer you were looking for, but I know I've seen it in the ice cream freezer at Imperial Buffet in Ajax!

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                      terrycar RE: TexSquared Apr 9, 2010 09:39 PM

                      I got a Tiger Tail cone from the chocolate shop on Baldwin St. in Kensington Market yesterday-my first one! Yum.

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                      Smilz RE: Goodystuff May 7, 2014 05:08 PM

                      You can go to any grocery store near your house ask the person incharge of ordering the icecream stock for that store, to order some of your favourite flavours. It is very simple I did it and got the icecream of my choice i.e Tiger Tail in 4 days at the store close to my house.

                      1. eller RE: Goodystuff May 8, 2014 06:18 AM

                        St. Clair Ice Cream east of Dawes and Danforth (if you hit Shoppers World, you've gone too far) has it I believe. I also believe that they accept cash only.

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