Everybody has a favourite dessert. Some of them can only be found in certain places. That includes the divisive tiger tail ice cream, which happens to be a purely Canadian creation. The real question about the orange and black frozen treat, though, is why does it exist at all?\nThe apparently elusive flavour blends orange ice cream with black licorice ribbons, giving the appearance of, what else? A tiger tail.\nWhile a Google search for the frozen treat's origins doesn't turn up much information, a page on Atlas Obscura is dedicated to the flavour, and notes that it was popular in Canadian ice cream parlours from the 1950s to the 1970s.\nIt also says that tiger tail is surprisingly difficult to find anywhere else but Canada.\nDoes that mean that Canadians have some sort of attachment to an ice cream that blends orange and black licorice? We're not so sure, since it doesn't even sound all that appealing.\nNow, if the black ribbons were, say, made of fudge instead, that might be slightly more palatable.\nHowever, even the combination of orange and chocolate doesn't sit well with everyone, so there's just no winning.\nView this post on Instagram Tiger Tail ice cream (my favourite!!), cantaloupe, and my Vietnam War book to brighten this grey, rainy day. Love and solidarity to everyone else in isolation! 😍😍🐯🐯 #tigertailicecream #TheVietnamWar #Isolation #IceCreamSolutions #CanadianFlavours A post shared by Curtis Runstedler (@crunstedler48) on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:42am PDT\nDespite the odd choice of flavour combination that really shouldn't appeal to anyone, tiger tail remains a sought-after variety of ice cream in the Great White North.\nIt is still sometimes featured as a seasonal flavour at Baskin Robbins, according to a description on their website.\nView this post on Instagram Catch a tiger by its tail.. . . #fatkid #miettehotsprings #tigertailicecream #icecream #icecreamweek #wafflecone #jaspernationalpark🇨🇦 #travelalberta #parkscanada #foodpost #dessert #iscreamforicecream (inspired by the movement @s.e.balla) A post shared by sean™ (@akawombat_) on Aug 4, 2018 at 5:26pm PDT\nKawartha Dairy, President's Choice, and Chapman's all also offer their own versions of tiger tail for sale.\nAshley Chapman told the New York Times in 2017 that the flavour is not one of their best sellers, but it does have a vocal group of fans who apparently raise hell at just the thought of discontinuing it.\nIt might not be as beloved as butter tarts (which also get their own ice cream), but tiger tail belongs to Canada and proves that even the strangest dessert can have the biggest fans.