JJ Swiss Rolls - IPOH

Always excited with NEW, innovative & novel creations, I was intrigued when I first read of these interesting swiss rolls from Ipoh.

Hence, a recent trip to north had me coming back lugging a bag of almost 6 of them! I just couldn't resist the funky combinations available. From the standard Pandan to the ingenious flavour of Spinach & Wolfberry, my head spun at the sheer variety in front of me.

the menu

Not being the decisive kind, I was at a complete loss of where to begin.
Luckily there was a variety pack for the Carrot, Pumpkin, Green Tea & Spinach Cream Cheese versions, saving me the agony of making a choice! Likewise, I get to staple 4 various flavours without having to buy a whole roll.

the healthy ones

Clockwise from top left:
(Prices stated are for a whole roll)
Spinach Cream Cheese - RM15
Pumpkin Cream Cheese - RM15.
Carrot Cream Cheese - RM15.
Green Tea Cream Cheese - RM15.

Green tea, spinach, carrot, pumpkin

I absolutely loved the light, soft & pillowy texture of the rolls, perfectly like how swiss rolls are meant to be.
However, as I chomp away at each one, disappointment started to set in; for it all tasted a bit bland. Yes, you do see the specks of carrot, pumpkin or spinach in the rolls, indicating the use of completely natural ingredients (without additional flavouring & essence) but that has also resulted in the rolls having very very faint taste of the intended flavours. While it is commendable that Soya Lite oil was used as a healthier alternative, the rolls lacked the richness & aroma that can only be achieved by good ole BUTTER.

All was not lost though, for alternate bites of delightful smooth cream cheese and the abundant nuts filling (pumpkin seeds for the Pumpkin one & cashew nuts for the rest of the flavours) certainly made the rolls more palpable.
It is good to note too that the rolls were certainly very fresh, and the nuts NOT rancid!

For me, the best is the Chocolate Hazelnut.
Moist, chocolate-y with ample hazelnuts chunks in rich hazelnut cream, it was not overly rich but with enough chocolate taste to satisfy the tastebuds.

Choc, pandan & mocha

The Pandan one looks absolutely delish as well, with its thick custard oozing out of the roll while the Coffee Walnut has the additive fragrant aroma of smoky coffee beans, and would be perfect dipped into a cup of hot rich Nescafe. I didn't manage to try the Blueberry one, as it was meant to be a gift. From the looks of it, I dare say its probably commendable.

The rolls are pretty big, and are certainly value for money considering the fresh and natural ingredients used to make them. Top that off with the healthy, low sugar and made of fruits/vegetables claims, one should definitely try this, even if its just for the sheer novelty of it.

The outlet for takeaway is at the restaurant, De? Mouth, which is open from 10am to 10pm. Address: 12, Jalan Kampar, Ipoh (beside Fairmont Hotel).
Contact: 016-5209933

the shopAlign Center

A whole huge chiller with hundreds of swiss rolls, and a steady stream of customers throughout the time we were there on a Sunday afternoon.

We bought so much we got a free bag and qualified for the buy- 5, free- one promo ;p

how much we bought!

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