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Can I Eat It? UK

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* * Featured in ‘The Sunday Times’ Top 500 Apps in the world list’ 2012 * *
* * Featured in ‘The Daily Telegraph’s 500 Must-Have Apps list’ 2012 * *
* * Newly added ‘I want to drink’ section * *
* * Now available for iPad * *
* * Now available for iPad mini* *

Can I Eat It? in partnership with the renowned food & journalist, taster & author, Martin Isark.

On the shelf or at home, this award-winning, lifestyle App delivers a simple and fun way to check-out, if you should buy, eat or drink it!

The newly added ‘I want to drink’ section has over 3000 wine, 800 bottled beers, 1000 spirits, 2500 soft drinks, 700 teas, coffees and chocolate drinks – all with helpful tasting notes. A trolley-load of drink books at your finger-tips! You’ll have no problem navigating your way round the off-licence shelves, the supermarket’s drink maze or the soft drink shelves when you have the Can I Eat It? App.

The Can I Eat It? App. has tens of thousands of food & drink products from: Aldi, Asda, The Co-operative Food, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

The Can I Eat It? App. allows you to check if a product is: gluten free, lactose free, low fat, low salt, low sugar or vegetarian.

The Can I Eat It? App. enables you to set your own personal Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) for every product.

The Can I Eat It? App is so easy to use – just move the scanning ‘laser’ across the product’s barcode, just like you would at a supermarket’s self-service checkout - and your product will drop into the App’s product’s tray.

If the product in the App’s product’s tray displays:
Green thumb: You can eat or drink it – put it in the trolley.
Red thumb: You can’t eat or drink it – leave it on the shelf.
Orange thumb: We are unsure – please check the label.

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What's New in Version 2.0

- Now compatible with iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5
- Database Size Increased
- Additional information in Settings
- Special Tray Announcements
- Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews

Can I eat it

Great App! Works brilliantly on my iPhone & iPad, not a full screen on the iPad, but it’s twice the size as the iPhone App which makes really easy to read. The feedback and product issue response is the best I’ve encountered. The really big plus for me is the having the helpful tasting notes, especially for the wine and champagne shelves. I often use the Apps search at home: This one made me smile. Lidl’s Comte de Brisman Champagne, ‘One sip of this tongue curling fizz is too much, leave it on the shelf and let Lidl’s champagne buyer strip the enamel from their teeth. Want reasonable priced champagne? Try an own brand from Waitrose, Mark & Spencer or Sainsbury’s. Solid advice! Congrats to guys at Can IEat It?

Accurate but sVe your cash

On the whole the app does what it says on the tin, it is fairly useful up to a point.

I would like to see two key additions to give better value:

Firstly, the option to choose calories as one of my 3 preferences, and secondly, to be able to specify my own portion size to work out the results on.

I would recommend saving your £1.99 until at least these are added, as it stands now it's hard to justify that price for what is just a label reader. And let's face it 99.5% of products gave the the nutrition per 100g somewhere on the packaging now.

I have no problem working out nutritional info in shops but the ability to set the portion size for each item scanned would help clarify things greatly.

Example: As it stands, one seasoning I use is red flagged as having too much salt (979% of my GDA per 100g) which I already knew - it is 55% salt after all - but I have on average 5g of it per serving so the 100g reference is irrelevant. Making everything relate back to per 100g means it's no better than just working it out yourself from the label which, as previously noted, is normally readily available.

Helpful shopping tool

This App is most helpful for speeding up your shopping trip if you have a gluten intolerance. I’ve just had an announcement, that pinged into my App, that Can I Eat It? now has a Veggie expert onboard! That’s fabulous news for vegetarian users, but what about gluten-free and dairy-free users? Where are our experts? Surely, there must be thousands, out there... that Can I Eat It? can scan into!

Can I Eat It? UK
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  • £2.29
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 3.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation). This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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