OVERALL RATING: 3.9
Total Number of Foodies who rated: 353
“Better than the popular froyo brands”
Frozen Kefir is a great innovation, and you can think of it as an evolved form of Frozen Yogurt — but instead of powdered yogurt, a very healthy and probiotic Kefir is used. It tastes like White Hat Yogurt in terms of creaminess and sweetness, but you can be assured that what you are eating is very, very healthy.
I first heard of Kefir from Jeren’s Kefir Culture, and she turned it into Kefir Salad Dressing and Ice Cream sold in Arama. Kefir Power Probiotics could be credited as the first supplier to offer Kefir products in the local market, and they are selling them at Salcedo Market. Kefir became popular in the Chinese and health-conscious circles because of its seemingly miraculous healing properties.
Now, kefir comes in a frozen form, and it is the perfect dessert if you want to maintain your toned beach body while in Boracay. 🙂 I wish they would already set up an outlet in Manila!
The Story of Swirls Frozen Kefir
Swirls is a new and exciting frozen kefir shop proudly founded, owned and operated by young Filipino entrepreneurs. Swirls Frozen Kefir was built with one goal in mind: To bring the best in delicious dessert and let you give in to your Healthy Indulgence!
We offer delicious organic frozen Kefir that is not only spectacular in taste, but is also good for you. Our frozen kefir is a low fat & low calorie dessert made from imported Italian Ingredients & real organic Kefir mixed with pure low-fat milk. It contains healthy active live cultures aiding in greater calcium absorption and better digestion. Not only that, we are one of the first to use Kefir instead of the usual yogurt ingredients, and we use Real Fresh Fruits as flavoring.
Swirls offers one original frozen Kefir flavor and over 20 topping varieties to choose from. Want to add flavor to your Kefroz (Frozen Kefir)? Choose from our frozen, real fruits to add flavor to your Kefroz. Swirls uses a “Magic Blender” that mixes your Kefroz with the frozen fruit to give you healthy and natural flavored Kefroz. We are proud to say that Swirls Frozen Kefir does not use artificial flavorings.
For more details on Kefir, visit www.kefir.net
Frequently Asked Questions about Kefir
1. What makes it different from other yogurts?
— Our ingredient is different. We don’t use yogurt but Kefir. Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that balance your “inner-ecosystem.” More nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins. Both kefir and yogurt are cultured milk products… but they contain different types of beneficial bacteria. Yogurt contains transient beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria that reside there. But kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match.
2. How much kefir is used in them?
— I am not sure if I am allowed to give out this information… but I think it’s safe to say that we use enough to give about the right number of bacteria in every serving. Our supplier grows and cultures them. She is also a nutritionist.
3. How & when did you discover kefir?
— January this year when my boyfriend (Boj Iliscupidez) and I started liking frozen yogurt mainly because it’s a delicious dessert and healthy at the same. When we went to Boracay this February, we realized there was no establishment offering frozen yogurt on the island. So we said to ourselves why not open one on our own? Immediately after that trip, we started asking about franchising frozen yogurt companies but found it very expensive. So we did our own research, attended trade shows and seminars and came across an Italian speaker who said that in this business we have to make sure we make a unique declaration and offer something our competitor doesn’t have.
We did several tests on using fresh yogurt and were quite satisfied. We were inclined to use “fresh yogurt” as a declaration since most yogurt stores are using purely powdered mixes — until Boj discovered kefir (because he is into organic food, etc.) He made the suggestion to use Kefir instead of Yogurt. After a few taste tests and comparisons, we realized that between yogurt and kefir, the taste is actually better (there’s a distinct tartness in kefir vs. yogurt), not to mention the health benefits. Never mind that it’s more expensive as long as we offer something healthier and tastier.
4. Do you consume it? If so, what benefits have you noticed?
— I only consume it by eating Swirls. But we do have a lot of customers who take it daily (as milk, smoothies, or mixed with their food). One Canadian guy said, when he was young, his mom used to make him eat it as a food supplement. Some teenagers who went to the store said that their mom requires them eat kefir as an alternative medicine and it’s like a punishment for them because it’s so hard to eat as is. (It tastes like cottage cheese but looks like cauliflower.)
WHAT FOODIES SAY ABOUT SWIRLS FROZEN KEFIR?
– more tangy than froyo
– loved the burst of flavor, better than froyo mas malasa
– too sweet after taste, cloying
– cold spoon yogurt’s better
– a bit too sweet but otherwise great
– taste like yogurt not too sour!
– can’t tell difference from yogurt
– very yummy! better than white hat!
– love this froyo
– very good tasting yogurt
– good dessert to cap the night.
– Wooo! Better than froyo!
– love the combined sweet/ sour tang!
– superb! no sour aftertaste
– still like yogurt froz 🙂
– right mix of sweetness & sourness and- Great balance of flavor!
– topping would be great!
– It’s like yakult ice cream!
– love it! love it! yummy and healthy!
– the flavor is perfect!
– something different!
– ordinary yogurt
– a bit sour, but good!
– richer froyo!
– good! not too sweet!
– better than fro-yo!
– Yes, I’m still a Froyo Addict
– I need to Franchise!!!
– tastes unique but pleasantly good!
– tastes a lot like white hat
– awesome taste!
– healthier froyo, good job!
– indeed! better than yogurt!
– love it!
– good alternative to froyo
– very unique consistency
– so good! wishing for a Manila branch!
– love its tanginess
– good blend of sour’s tart
– what is it made of? very tasty
– like yogurt but with more bacteria
– this is a revelation!
SWIRLS FROZEN KEFIR
Store Outlet: White House Resort, Station 1, Boracay
NICA CHUA, Marketing Head
Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
Mobile Number: +63 917-8316422
Land Line: +632 5024044
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