When you start Veganuary, the first few grocery shops can feel overwhelming and time consuming. Suddenly you’re reading every label and discovering milk hidden in everything, from crisps to artificial sweeteners. And as if that’s not enough, then there are the obscure non-vegan ingredients – Vitamin D3, Shellac, and a whole raft of E-numbers.
It’s good practice to familiarise yourself with what’s in the products you’re buying. But finding vegan food outside of the free-from aisle can be challenging, especially when you’re just starting out. And that’s where we come in.
Download the free Spoon Guru app
The Spoon Guru app has been created by and for people who can’t just ‘eat anything’. It’s available for free on both the App Store and Google play, and there are no in-app purchases or advertisements. Not only will the app help you to quickly and easily find food in supermarkets, it also has a large library of recipes, all tailored to your unique preferences.
Set up your unique profile
The Spoon Guru ‘Vegan’ & ‘Veganuary’ profiles take into account the obvious non-vegan ingredients such as meat, milk, and egg, as well as more obscure ingredients like Vitamin D3, Lanolin, and Carmine.
The app has a range of additional dietary preferences for you to choose from such as Palm Oil Free, Low Sugar, and Organic, and includes more than 14 major food intolerances with over 180 subcategories.
We even let you decide whether or not you want to include products that ‘May Contain’ ingredients such as milk or eggs. These can be easily switched on or off from the Food Intolerance section.
Search and scan your way around your supermarket shelves and kitchen
With over 50,000 products in our database, the handy barcode scanner makes it easy to find all of those ‘accidentally vegan’ products. Not sure why something isn’t vegan? Ask us! We’re always more than happy to let you know which ingredient has caused a red scan.
But the app isn’t just a barcode scanner. Use the handy search function to help you quickly and easily find suitable recipes and products.
Use the Tesco site to look for groceries online
If you live in the UK, you’re in luck. We’ve recently partnered with Tesco and are helping to power their online grocery search. This means that you can confidently filter Tesco’s grocery search results by diet to save you a ton of time. Try it out here!
If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us through our social channels or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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