Tiger tail donut
A glazed tiger tail that is shorter and has fewer twists than most tiger tails

A tiger tail donut (also called tiger tail doughnut or simply tiger tail) is a donut that is twisted with another ingredient so that it looks like the tail of a tiger. This other ingredient may vary; examples include chocolate;[1] chocolate-flavoured dough;[2] a combination of chocolate and cinnamon;[3] and a combination of cinnamon, apples, and coconut.[4] The tiger tail is the second most popular donut at The Donut Man in Glendora, California, United States, surpassed only by the shop's signature donut: the strawberry donut.[1] In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, sold tiger tails to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.[5] Erin Allday of The Press Democrat called the tiger tail the "most unusual donut" at the Donut Hut in Santa Rosa, California.[6]

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  1. ^ a b David Allen (April 17, 2010). "Fresh Talk from the Strawberry Donut Man". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Roger McBain (May 25, 2008). "Evansville Twist". Evansville Courier & Press. p. D3.
  3. ^ Debbie Talanian (July 28, 2000). "Family Rides Sweet Wave in Doughnut Business Surf and Donut Coffee House Celebrates Three Years in San Clemente". Sun Post. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Kristen Cook (July 19, 2012). "Nothing Plain about the Pastries at Young Donut Shop". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Doughnuts to Mark Tiger Year". New Straits Times. February 11, 2010. p. 15.
  6. ^ Erin Allday (September 19, 2000). "Donut Maker Survives Fads, Jokes and Rumors". The Press Democrat. p. E1.