Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Tiger Tiger Ice Cream!


A quick follow-up note to last week's post Twenty Questions Times Two --

Before that post, I did not realize tiger tiger (or tiger tail) ice cream is only available in Canada. But all the mystified comments from American and British readers taught me otherwise! So just to let everyone in on the secret of how it tastes -- tiger tiger is a strongly orange flavoured ice cream with a thick swirl or stripe of black licorice in it. YUM!

In an understated and restrained manner, Wikipedia simply notes that tiger tiger ice cream "is popular with children." I take this as a subtle and somewhat snide suggestion that tiger tiger's flavour might be considered (shall we say) too garish for a more sophisticated adult palate. Well, FEH to that assessment. All who are young at heart enjoy tiger tiger ice cream!

51 comments:

Lynn said...

Indeed - this American has never heard of Tiger ice cream. I do love me some ice cream. I need to visit Canada, I think. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Ice cream is about the only sweet thing I'm not into, so I just assumed it was a brand I didn't know. I don't picture you with a sophisticated adult palate somehow. :D

Marie Smith said...

We don't have tiger tiger at the ice cream parlours in our area. If it was here, we'd know, believe me!

anne marie in philly said...

LICORICE! we don't have this tiger tiger flavour in philly; I'd love to try it!

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

That sounds a delious combination and should be brought to the UK immediately.

Bob Slatten said...

I am not a fan of ice cream, but you had me at orange flavored and then lost me completely at black licorice!

lady M said...

Wow - I am not familiar with Tiger Tiger but it makes a beautiful cone especially for those of us who love anything black and orange!

Crystal Collier said...

I SO did not need to stop here. Why do you torture me so? *shoves a spoon of cottage cheese in mouth* *dreams of ice cream*

Bob Johns said...

That sounds amazing!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What an odd combo. I see how it may be appealing to the little ones!

Susan said...

Why, it's almost worth moving to Canada for access to this amazing creation. Almost as motivating as the threat of the election of a certain ass-hat in my country...

Cheryl said...

I Googled Tiger Tiger ice cream right after I left your post and was disappointed to find that it had black licorice in it. I never been a fan of licorice especially the black flavor. I think the orange flavor with the licorice though would certainly be a big plus.

Rosemary said...

I am now wondering if I can make this - could use grand marnier orange licquer in it, but not sure how I solve the licorice problem unless I was able to melt some - must put my thinking cap on.

Leeanna Henderson said...

Hmmmmmm, Can you imagine that licorice being chocolate? MMMMmmmmMMMMM I can!

DEZMOND said...

I love me orange in anything!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

my kids and my husband love tiger tiger!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, that is really different. Glad you clarified where to buy it...LOL

Kelly M said...

Just one more reason why I'm soooo glad to be Canadian. :)
I have enjoyed MANY cones of Tiger Tail Ice Cream this summer and have to say that yes, it is my favourite.

Dianna E said...

I had no idea it was only Canadian! Perhaps we need to open an ice cream stand in Hawaii? :) :)

bill lisleman said...

orange combined with black licorice - that must be an interest taste - I can see the tiger stripes

brewella deville said...

Cool. Now I want some licorice.

greekwitch said...

I can't even imaginethe combination of licorice and orange in an ice cream! But it looks yummy!

The Cranky said...

Sophistication and adult should never be in the same sentence with ice cream, unless it's satire.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Only in Canada, you say? Pity...

(I've actually never had this!)

Ol'Buzzard said...

Don't apologize. Maine also has its own unique brand of ice creams" Maine Black Bear, Moose Tracks, Deer Tracks, Muddy Bean Boots, Caramel Caribou and Wild Maine Blueberry - all a product of Gifford's Ice Cream, a Maine based company.
Yum, Yum
the Ol'Buzzard

mistress maddie said...

Now that you clarified that, it sound delish!!!! Although I'm not a huge licorice fan.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I can't figure out if that sounds terrible or amazing, but don't get me wrong, I'd eat that until my stomach ruptured just to find out.

Hindustanka said...

Such a fun ice-cream! Though I am not sure whether I would have liked licorice flavour in ice-cream :)hehe

Elsie Amata said...

Well, I would try it. I love me some licorice! I'm always learning something new over here. :)

The Captain said...

This flavour needs to travel!

All we get is tiger bread.

Magaly Guerrero said...

My childish taste buds have just gone nuts!

Summer said...

Swooning! The ice cream looks so nice ♥

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e said...

I'd certainly give it a try! Although, I'd probably like it better if the stripes were dark chocolate instead of black licorice.

JACKIESUE said...

trade you a skunk egg for a pint of tiger tiger.

Mark said...

That ice cream looks delicious. I'd totally eat it. I want some now actually.

Jono said...

Popular with children? That means it REALLY good stuff.

Mich said...

....I was waiting for orange flavored ice cream with dark chocolate or something. I think I'd politely decline the licorice. Bleh! Each to their own*, I suppose.






*y'all are weird up there.

Travis Erwin said...

I have never enjoyed licorice but my youngest loves it. I really must visit more often to stay abreast of Canadian culture.

Missy George said...

Wow..that's quite a combo!! We need to try that here in the states..I thunk I would like chocolate rather than licorice?? Thanks for the info..

bj said...

OOO, I love orange ice cream to the moon and back...and HATE licorice...

Magic Love Crow said...

Debra, I am glad you wrote about this, because I was going to ask you about it! My mom LOVES orange and she LOVES black licorice! This is available in Canada??? May I ask, in all your trips across Canada, have you ever got it in Ontario? My mom wants some!! LOL! We have never seen it before???

Magic Love Crow said...

I saw Baskin Robbins on the link, maybe we will have to check them out!

Adam said...

Such a rare thing in North America, like national health insurance

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Magic Love Crow -- I used to get it at Baskins-Robbins or any ice cream place that sells Chapman's ice cream (not sure if they're only in western Canada or not). Judging from the internet, you can buy it in grocery stores that sell the following brands: Chapman's, Island Farm, Sani-Dairy or President's Choice (who calls it tiger tail). Happy hunting!

baili said...

don't have here too ,looks inviting .i wonder how can American and British miss this yumm

Guillaume said...

I'd love to try that one.

The Happy Whisk said...

I can see that tasting pretty darn good. I love orange and most things, together.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm certain Don would love that ice cream. He gets just plain licorice ice cream cones in the summer - me, not so much. Give me something loaded with nuts and chocolate and more nuts and more chocolate. It is pretty looking - but I had hoped that the stripes were chocolate - now orange and chocolate - THAT would be good.

Fundy Blue said...

I love tiger ice cream!!! I make sure I have some whenever I get to Canada.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Hurm, even as a wee lad i dont choose my ice cream because of its colour...

i always asked if it taste nice or not.

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