Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Swirl@rt Cafe at 417 River Valley Road - Background and Origins


Back in the year 2010, Swirl@rt started off as a successful Specialty Cafe specializing in 100% fat free Premium Self Serve froyo (frozen yogurt - with live Lactobacillus bulgaricus culture, served in various flavors) and cupcakes.

In early 2013, Swirl@rt Cafe underwent a makeover with changes in the venue, concept and menu - the four partners in the management team injected a lot of new ideas to expand the business, incorporating a Fusion and Western Cuisine into the menu on top of the existing froyo (frozen yogurt) selection. 

Food Menu - The four owners at Swirl@rt Cafe have expanded the menu to include full dining experience with new menu items including these below : 
  • 7 All Day Breakfast, 
  • 4 Appetizers, 
  • 6 Salads, 
  • 13 Mains, 
  • 7 Pastas, 
  • 4 Sides, 
  • 4 Bakery. 
These delicious mouth-watering dishes are painstakingly prepared using the freshest, finest and quality ingredients typically used in 5 Star hotels but at cafe pricing. 

Froyo MenuAt Swirl@rt Cafe, the froyo is 100% non-fat, does not contain gelatin and is gluten free. Swirl@rt Cafe uses certified live culture yogurt. The yogurt mix for the yogurt is also certified with live cultures. The fruit flavorings used at Swirl@rt Cafe is made from real fruits puree in glucose syrup. 

Today, Swirl@rt Cafe has a wide selection of 20 types of flavors below. However at any one time the Cafe can only dispense 8 flavors as there is total of 4 Taylor machines with 8 dispensers available at the Cafe: 
  • Cookies & Cream 
  • Peach White Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Euro Tart
  • Red Velvet
  • Cheesecake
  • Swirl@rt Original
  • Mint Cookies 
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Raspberry
  • Pomegranate
  • Vanilla
  • Blackberry 
  • Green Lemon 
  • Chocolate
  • Peach
  • Green Apple 
  • Root Beer
  • Caramel 
  • White Chocolate
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In the frozen dessert industry, froyo is a frozen dessert made with yogurt and dairy product usually milk, and may or may not contain live bacteria cultures. Core ingredients that goes into making froyo :
1. Milk fats (provides rich texture to the yogurt), 
2. Milk solids not fat = made of 55% milk sugar + 37% protein + 8% minerals (gives volume to the yogurt), 
3. Sweeteners (e.g. cane sugar/ beet sugar improve body and texture of the yogurt), 
4. Yogurt culture (e.g. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilous), 
5. Natural/artificial flavoring e.g. fruit and fruit extracts, nuts, cocoa, vanilla, etc.
6.  Natural/artificial coloring, 
7. Stabilizers e.g. animal gelatin or vegetable additives - serves to stabilize  the yogurt to maintain a smooth consistency. 
8. Emulsifiers e.g. fatty acids serve to add firmness to the body, help blend the liquid.
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Over at Swirl@rt, froyo lovers have a wide selection of toppings / mixins to choose from :
  • Kit Kat bars,
  • White chocolate drops,
  • Dark chocolate drops,
  • Oreo cookie,
  • Gummy bears, 
  • Chocolate chips, 
  • Mini marshmallows, 
  • Almond shavings, 
  • Sunflower seeds, 
  • Peach, 
  • Fresh Strawberry, 
  • Atap chee, 
  • Longans,  
  • Coconut cubes. 
Swirl@rt is located at 417, River Valley Road, 
S ( 248316 )
Tel : 68873720 
Email : enquiry@swirlart.com.sg
Website : www.swirlart.com.sg
Opening Hours : 
Monday to Thursday, Sunday - 12pm to 1 am 
Friday, Saturday, Eve of PH - 12pm to 3 am 

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