I would have to say that it's pretty brave for a small gelateria to set up shop so close to the popular Island Creamery, but Swirl has been around for quite some time now and has its share of regulars. It was empty on a Sunday afternoon though, save for a young couple studying (their books, or each other, I couldn't exactly tell which). I was a bit too loaded up on lunch and settled for a single scoop.
Peanut Butter Swirl: 4/5
It doesn't look like much here, but it did taste good. The peanut butter flavour was just nice in a way that it wasn't too bland nor overwhelming. I like it for having that creamy feel as well. The only thing is that not many of the other flavours seem to be striking enough, and I think the only way Swirl can catch up with its nearby counterpart is to introduce more unique flavours. Remember though that it's also very much a cold slab gelato gelataria, which means they're probably putting their money on the way their ice-creams are being mixed with the toppings. They could always take a leaf out of Cold Rock Ice-Creamery's books, since Cold Rock ranks up there with my favourite Ben & Jerry's ice-creams because of their yummy flavours and extensive range of toppings.
And oh, other blogs are raving about the Marscapone and Chendol flavours from Swirl. Perhaps you could give those two a try as well =)
Around $3.50 for a single serving.
557 Bukit Timah Road,
#01-04/05 Crown Centre.