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