Founded by Mornington Peninsula mum Laura Hindson, Madame Tiger has created a plant-based milk that is environmentally friendly, allergen-free, has the vitamins and minerals.
Tiger nuts are nutrient-dense little root vegetables or tubers. Madame Tiger Barista Tiger Nut Milk is the “perfect low-climate footprint milk” to add to a coffee, as tiger nuts only need rainwater to grow.
Tiger nuts are also “a safe option for people with allergies to nuts, gluten, dairy, or soy because they are allergen-free.” Madame Tiger’s Original Tiger Nut Milk “provides the same amount of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals as full cream cow’s milk, making it a suitable dairy substitute for children under the age of two.”
Madame Tiger has set up a local manufacturing facility to produce the tiger nut milk in the South-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Madame Tiger has measured its climate impact via the global tool, Carbon Cloud, and can confirm that “the milk is sustainable.”
Madame Tiger ethically sources the tiger nuts from a female-led farming collective in Burkina Faso, Mousso Faso.
Ms Hindson says: “It started out by us watching a documentary entitled ‘Tiger Nut, the Homeland of the Wholehearted Women’, which was featured at the African Film Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. I got in touch with the filmmaker and started talking about all things tiger nuts and fair trade. It turned out his wife was involved in a charity supporting the female farming collective, Mousso Faso, and together we shared a fierce passion and determination to see these women and their families succeed. Madame Tiger has purchased Mousso Faso’s entire harvest from 2020-2023.”
The tiger nut milk coffee order, coined ‘Tiger Latte’ is the new coffee order among the oat latte or almond latte drinkers at cafes around Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula, in South Australia, popping up in coffee vans on the Sunshine Coast, and now available at specialist retailers across Australia.
Madame Tiger Barista Tiger Nut Milk and Madame Tiger Original Tiger Nut Milk retail for $6, and are available in cafes, health food stores and independent grocery stores across Australia.