Spoonful: Food Scanner

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3.9
576 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

If you need help grocery shopping on a Low FODMAP, Gluten-Free, or Plant-Based diet, let out a big exhale... you're in good hands.

But there are SO many food scanners out there... why this one? Well... Spoonful is a joint effort between data experts and registered dietitians who specialize in your diet. We sweat the small stuff (so you don't have to), and are fully committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date results possible. We also have a 90% match rate on scanned products... so here's what to expect:

LOW FODMAP SCANNER
-Simple green, yellow, red results based on a food's FODMAP content
-Supports all FODMAP phases - elimination, reintroduction, and personalization
-Reviewed by Monash-trained dietitians who manage IBS symptoms for thousands of patients

GLUTEN FREE SCANNER
-Detects mainstay AND hidden gluten ingredients in packaged foods
-Identifies ingredients like "oats" that are potential cross-contact risks
-Reviewed by top-notch dietitians who also suffer from celiac disease

PLANT-BASED SCANNER
-Options for vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian diets
-Detects mainstay AND hidden animal-derived ingredients
-Reviewed by plant-based dietitians who work with thousands of vegans and vegetarians

KEY FEATURES
1. Barcode scanner with a 90% match rate
2. 700K+ food catalogue sorted by popularity and reviews
3. Shopping list builder similar to a Spotify playlist
4. Substitute finder for non-compliant foods
5. Dietitian-written notes explaining why an ingredient does not comply
6. Fast response on products not found by our database
Updated on
May 12, 2022

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3.9
576 reviews
Jennifer Davis
May 7, 2022
Great info - difficult to use. I love the information that Spoonful has to offer. It's extremely helpful. However, I struggle to locate things in the app through the search function! I will locate it on the internet, so I know it's in the system, but can't get it to pull up in the app. This is frustrating, because you can't see all the details in a web browser, only in the app. Again, great information, but the app needs work!
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Spoonful
May 10, 2022
Hey Jennifer - thanks for letting us know about the search bit! By default, the Discover tab only shows "Green" products, but if you adjust that filter to "All Colors", I bet you'll find more of what you're looking for.
Marla Tauscher
January 8, 2022
I couldn't get this app to work with Android. It got hung up at every section of the account creation. Froze my phone. Forced restart. Then wouldn't finish registration because it said no internet connection even though phone is connected to home WiFi. Useless app. Trying again. Finally got registered. Opted for limited account so I could test it. 1st item I searched returned 0 result, but ate up one of my 3/month searches. I'd call that a fail. Not getting a paid account for no results.
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Kevin Clarke
December 15, 2020
I'm a long time vegan who has recently adopted a low FODMAP diet. This app is invaluable to me. It helps me figure out which things are okay to eat and which might cause me discomfort. Highly recommended in conjunction with the Monash Low FODMAP Diet app. One possible improvement would be to allow multiple filters (for instance vegan and low FODMAP). The vegan is less essential to me since I've been reading labels for years, but it would be nice to have both in a single view just for convenience. If this is possible and I just haven't discovered the feature yet, feel free to let me know.
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Spoonful
January 4, 2021
Kevin - thank you! And noted on the multiple filters - it isn't available today, but we're thinking about it!

What's new

Spoonful now supports the Top 8 Allergens! Scan, search and swaps support for Egg, Shellfish, Fish, Milk, Soy, Wheat, Peanut, and Tree Nut Free. We've also given the scan result screen a little makeover. Thanks to everyone for all your support!