Spoonful: Food Scanner 4+

FODMAPs, Gluten, Vegan & More‪!‬

Spoonful Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



If you need help grocery shopping on a Low FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Allergy 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:

-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

-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

-Options for milk, fish, shellfish, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, and egg free diets.
-Goes beyond the label by providing information on cross-contact.

-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

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

Terms of Use: https://spoonfulapp.com/terms

What’s New

Version 3.18.0

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!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

CeciTigre ,

Spoonful is a great help in going Low FODMAP

I had been researching all the vast areas related to understanding FODMAP, what it was, what it wasn’t, how to understand the role it needs to play in my daily life, how to EVER be able to buy groceries without spending HOURS at the store trying to read all the ingredients on all the items I needed to buy, then have to put those, bad for me items down and find the energy- mentally and physically- to find replacements that were low FODMAP. Yea, I spent over 1 1/2 weeks researching my self into depression because I just haven’t that kind of energy. Then I came across the Spoonful site and learned about their app. Needless to say, I was absolutely excited that one single app does all that work for me! I just use the scanner in the app and scan the grocery store items I want and I find out then and there if I can eat it or not. There are alternatives listed in the app to tell you what to replace that item with. There are items that are not in the Spoonful database of products, which I am more than happy to take pictures of the packages list of ingredients, the front of the package, nutritional section and its barcode and submit it to Spoonful. Spoonful takes action immediately to add the new products and notify you immediately as to that foods rating, let you know it’s been added to the data base and available for every one who scans those foods. I am truly grateful to Spoonful and their app. You can’t go wrong with their help!

Developer Response ,

Erin - we're so glad you're feeling better and that Spoonful was able to help. Wishing you all the best and a happy gut!

PhelineCat ,

My fave list?

I haven't been shopping since I picked this up a few days ago- Where have you been‽ - because I'm immunocompromised. Also my (IBS) gut is absolutely miserable so I don't want to eat or drink more than particular granolas and drink green tea and I'm well stocked on them.

Instead, I've been scanning what's around, including OTC meds, etc. Enlightening. (Nary a crash- the woman having crash issues might want to poke around at settings, get rid of location tracking, background refresh, automatic updates, etc when they're not needed and delete apps she's not using. She may want to check her battery use; what's running in the background?) I'm sure you all know it's not as easy as just buying gluten-free because pear juice is in some bread, mannitol is in Bean-o (Bean-zyme to the rescue!)

My faves though- why can't I just plop something into it from general lists? Or can I? I don't see how. Please help.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for stopping by! And yes, you can add a product to your favorites from the Discover feed by pulling the right side of the product card to the left. This feature only works though if you are logged into your account.

Schwann240 ,

Very Useful Apo

I started a low-FODMAP diet about 6 weeks ago and Spoonful has been a lifesaver when I’m shopping for food, since the FODMAP universe can be a bit overwhelming. I use the scan feature all the time to check whether an item is ok for me. And if an item that I’m scanning doesn’t come up in the Spoonful database, you can easily submit it for them to analyze it and add it to their database, and they are really fast about doing this! Their support team is great—very responsive and helpful. My one gripe with this app is that for many items which have ingredients that are either low or high FODMAP depending on the serving size, the reviewing nutritionist often refers you to the Monash app for details on portion sizes. I wish they would just give the details right there rather than send me to another app. Thanks, Spoonful, you’re doing great work!

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