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Swirlart

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417 River Valley Road Singapore 248316
 
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Listing created by Audrey Oh on May 16, 2012    

A Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt boutique - now you can DIY your own yogurt! Swirl Art is your playground for your special creation. You have the freedom to take as much or as little as you want, & pay for the exact weight of your creation! SWIRL IT, TOP IT, WEIGH YOUR MASTERPIECE, & EAT YOUR ART OUT!

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Opening Hours:
SUN - THURS (12pm - 12am), FRI & SAT (12pm - 2am for night owls & party animals!)
List of Outlets:
Besides the one at River Valley, there is also one at -> 1 Liang Seah Street #01-13/14,


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Nothing mindblowing

Among all the flavours, I would say go with the original. The flavoured ones tastes too artificial and I didn't enjoy them. However, if you would like to try, you can ask to taste the flavours at the counter, and they will give you a small cup to test them out.

The froyo didn't strike me as anything amazing or fantastic and I have definitely tasted better ones. They have a decent range of toppings, from fruits to cereal. The service staff was pretty friendly as well. I thought that it was a little overpriced for my cup of froyo.

If you're craving for a cup of froyo and happen to pass by Swirlart, go on in and get your cravings satisfied. However, if you want really good froyo, try not to get your hopes up.

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Way too sweet for me.

My parents of all people, surprisingly, have a really sweet tooth and enjoy taking me here for desert. However, I'm not a big fan of the yoghurt here. You have to self-serve the yoghurt and get to choose from many flavours available. I tried the berry flavoured one the last time, but it tasted too artificially sweet for me. Toppings were plenty and you can just help yourself to aloe vera, gummy bears and nata de coco.

After weighing my yoghurt, it came up to about 8 dollars but I did not feel like I took a lot. The price did not feel reasonable to me and I doubt I'm going back for a second serving any time soon.

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(Updated: November 26, 2012)

BYO Gummy Bears!

Just a stone's throw away from Ah Chew Desserts, Swirlart never ceases to tempt me away from my usual tryst with the Mango Sago Pomelo peddled by humble Mr Chew. Located in the same fleet of Heritage Conservation Shop-houses, the loud and funky interior decoration is indeed a welcome juxtaposition of its surroundings.

In Swirlart, your cup is your canvas - so knock yourselves out. Do hold back a little though, if you wouldn't want to get knocked out by your final bill. At 3 cents per gram, it can get pretty steep if you are not one for self-control. A little planning goes a long way as well - like most reviewers before me have suggested, choose the more expensive fruit options. For me, the slightly heavy yet unique mochi is as palatable to the tastebuds as it is to my wallet.

The best topping is no doubt the gummy bears though - they taste like Haribos, and becomes so gloriously hard and chewy after getting frostbite from the fro-yo. Sadly, they are too heavy, so much so that I wished I brought my own Haribo bag! One would think I'm some bonafide gummy bear evangelist, the way I was urging my mates to try out this underrated topping.

There was this one time I went, when they ran this interesting promotion where you'd get your yoghurt free if it weighs exactly 100, 200 or 300 grams. Now, who dares say Art doesn't pay off?

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Average Spent Per Person:
6
Branch Location:
Bugis
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: September 25, 2012)

Refreshing yogurt and fresh fruits

Located within walking distance from Bugis MRT, Swirl Art is a healthier choice if you want dessert.

The idea of DIY yogurt adds a fun and casual touch to the experience of dining in Swirl Art. My friend and I have the choice of mixing flavored yogurt and the amount to dispense. Being a fan of strawberry, I went ahead with strawberry yogurt.

I really love having fruits together with yogurt, thus I chose strawberries, kiwi and peaches as toppings. Other choices are gummy bears, cereals and various candies.

The end product is really yummy and refreshing. I feel really healthy while consuming it too; however, the price is not really cheap. I reckon it is worth the price but I would not indulge in it frequently.

If you are wondering, the cup of frozen yogurt with fruits is not really filling for me. In fact it acted like an appetizer! So I went to eat again.

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Average Spent Per Person:
6
Best Part:
Strawberry Yogurt with fruits
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Pay by weight, choose expensive fruits!

This is just a regular expensive yogurt joint that my girlfriend and I frequent because it is near to our place. Situated at River Valley Road, it serves as a healthy dessert choice after dinner at the nearby cafes.

Swirlart charges their yogurt based on weight and therefore, they are willing to let customers help themselves to any amount of yogurt. My visits here would cost me about $5 a cup to share with my girlfriend.

An interesting thing to note at the fruits section was that "heavier, bulkier" fruits like peaches and pineapple were in abundance whereas fruits like blueberries are sold out. Singaporeans are smart in the sense of choosing the more expensive fruit yet it is light in terms of weight.

That was definitely one of the most interesting observation I had about this yogurt joint.

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Average Spent Per Person:
2
Best Part:
yogurt with blueberries and "lighter" fruits
Branch Location:
River Valley
Recommend to Friend:
No
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swirl it yourself.

The first thing you have to know: You pay by weight. So be careful of how much you swirl! If I didn't remember wrongly, you've to pay for the toppings too. I tried a little of each but to be honest, the "exotic" flavours aren't tasty at all. They just tasted kind of weird. They have a caramel flavoured one then which I don't know if it still exists, but if it does, get that + the original one. I like their spoons too. Great place to hang out and chill though it can get noisy at times.

Not a place you MUST go before you die so.. if you're not eating for experience, you can actually give this a miss.

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worth a try

The design of Swirlart with paint splatters attracted me to try out their frozen yoghurt at Liang Seah Street which follows a self-service concept. The flavours they offer are truly unique, such as red velvet and yam, that are fun to try and choose from. You then get to choose from their large variety of toppings such as marshmallows, nuts, fruits, cereals and sprinkles.

However, I find the price of the froyo a little pricey (pay by weight) since one can easily hit $10 on the dessert. Furthermore, as the toppings are left uncovered in the shop, they seem to have turned a little stale. The marshmallows and cereal i chose were a little hard. Maybe it's because I went at the end of the day, but this is a definite turn-off.

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Good yogurt!

This place is a good place to try out frozen yogurt if you are craving for a cold one to ease your afternoon boredom or frustrating battle with the tropical heat. The yogurt here is of a self-serve concept similar to Sogurt and Yigloo. The yogurt here comes in a variety of flavours as well. I always have original flavors and I am glad to say that the yogurt here is delicious. Both the consistency and the taste is right and the original taste tasted like original yogurt. No powdery yogurt (ahem, Sogurt, ahem) or watery texture. The weighing scale would be your price announcer and if I'd say "LOAD THE FRUITY PEBBLES!!" because they are so light it wouldn't add much cost to the total amount as opposed to two huge dense fruits. Fruity pebbles are also colorful and a joy to look at!

Atmosphere of the place is really nice with the splotchy paint theme going on. I like to imagine them as splotches of yogurt flung around to create the perfect wall. The tables and chairs are also enough and spaced comfortably apart for you not to be heard by others when speaking. This is something that a lot of yogurt places lack. A proper, comfortable place for conversations. I'd recommend Swirlart for your next frozen yogurt fix!

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Midnight Yoghurt!

My friend brought me to Swirlart one night, when we had nothing to do after a party. It was already 1am and she was craving for yoghurt, so she decided, why not let's go to Swirlart? I readily agreed as I enjoyed frozen yoghurt too. Who doesn't?

Swirlart is a yoghurt parlor, cheerfully decorated with artsy farty designs and sofa tables and stools for you to sit down and enjoy a huge bowl of frozen yoghurt. The most distinctive part of this yoghurt parlor is that, you get to swirl your own yoghurt, unlike many other yoghurt parlors where you simply order from the counter. This definitely contributes to the fun factor of creating your own yoghurt! After you are done mixing and matching from the wide choice of flavored yoghurt, you will be greeted by a 'topping' station, where you can add different toppings of your choice. I love the gummy bears and fruity pebbles, but if you are a fan of fruits, there is a wide variety for you to choose from too, apart from nuts and cereals and M&Ms!

However, you have to take care as the pricing of yoghurt at Swirlart differs from most other yoghurt joints. Instead of a fixed price for a bowl of yoghurt, they calculate the price from the weight of your yoghurt and toppings. The first time I bought a yoghurt from them, I was blown away by the whole 'create your own yoghurt' concept and got a little carried away, and my yoghurt came up to a hefty $6.50! Unless you absolutely love fruits, I suggest you stay away from those heavy strawberries pieces if you do not want to burn a hole in your pocket.

The shop itself was quiet the night I went and I enjoyed a good chat with my friend over a bowl of yoghurt. If you've never been there, you definitely have to give it a go!

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