Calorific - What do calories look like‪?‬ 4+

Nic Mulvaney Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 21 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Calorific shows you exactly what 200 calories look like with beautiful photography.


“A giant truth bomb that pours its radioactive reality down on all the food lies we tell ourselves” - The Atlantic

“Instead of tracking your daily calorie intake, which can be more than tedious, the Calorific app simply shows you what 200 calories worth of food looks like along with the weight of the portion.” - Sydney Morning Herald


Why 200 calories? Because it's a nice portion size and makes it easy to recognise how many calories you are eating without needing to check the labels.

You’ve probably been told at some point how many calories you need to consume each day. But the concept of a calorie can be hard to grasp and understanding what foods contain how many calories can be even more difficult.

So what does 200 calories of any given food or drink actually look like? Well it turns out it's a whole lot of spinach but only half a spoon of peanut butter!

Each food has been meticulously researched, weighed and photographed in high definition.

** Unlocking gives you ALL 182 photos across the app, including the festive foods.


• Over 180 beautiful retina photographs
• 42 festive foods
• Sort by name, weight or food type
• Compare interesting foods side by side
• View as grams, ounces or descriptions
• Instant search
• Suggest foods for future updates

Lookout for our SPECIAL OFFERS in the app to unlock all photos.

What’s New

Version 1.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.


- Fixed missing raspberries on iPad ;p
- Fixed Facebook/Twitter sharing
- Fixed keyboard bug

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Miz G ,

Plate size?

What is the size of the plate? Seems important if the whole app is using scale to guide you.

Credford ,

Negative Reviews Show Why App Needed

I was concerned about the low ratings on this app. Then I read the negative reviews. They were filled with people's misconceptions about how many calories common foods have. As someone who has been diligently tracking the calories in every possible food I can eat and finally successfully lost 40 lbs in the last 8 months, going from 28% body fat to 11% body fat, I can vouch that these pictures are accurate.

I think people are especially thrown by the amount of calories in bread products. "Really? A bagel has over 200 calories??" Yes, really. Moments of shock and calibration like this have been the building blocks of my success over the last 8 months and apps like this help spread that knowledge.

KLM2911 ,

I like it!

This is very helpful for visual learners! I notice many European foods are listed; we could use more common American options, too. I appreciate being able to visually compare volumes of different foods with the same caloric value. This is a useful app for retraining my estimations of what I'm eating!

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