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Where can I find Tiger Tail ice cream?

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. 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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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      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.

      1. re: Goodystuff

        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!

        1. re: Goodystuff

          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.

          1. re: hoagy294

            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!

      2. 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 !

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

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

            1. 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. 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.

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

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                  1. re: burlgurl

                    Spotted Tiger Tail at Superstore as well!

                  2. 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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                    Imperial Buffet
                    1881 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON M3H5Y4, CA

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                    1. re: TexSquared

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

                    2. 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. 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.