Barcode Sugar Alcohol Detector

SugarSweet is a free app I initially made for myself as a tool to help with my ulcerative colitis. Having been diagnosed two years ago, I found sugar alcohols and some artificial sweeteners significantly exacerbated my symptoms, and upon research, discovered this is true of crohn's disease and various other conditions as well.

After using it myself, I wanted to share SugarSweet with others who might benefit from knowing exactly what's in their pantry or at the grocery store. The app has a database of various sugar alcohols and sweeteners and searches ingredient lists for matches. Simply scan the barcode of a product, and the app lists any sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners, along with links to learn more.

SugarSweet is free and open source!

What’s New

Version 2.0

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

Our ingredients database has been changed to Open Food Facts and the app is now working again as normal. Thank you for your patience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

J0ciebaby527 ,


I have ulcerative colitis and this really helps me keep it on check. Highly recommend!

Dixzeland ,

None found

Many items I scan say none found. I wish there would be a way for people to add these items to the list once they are deemed safe or toxic. Otherwise it is an ok app.

Matthew💥💤 ,

Sugar alcohols are terrible!

They need to be regulated. Our children need protection.

App Privacy

The developer, Cinq-Mars Media, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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