Platform and Price
iPad only, free with in-app purchases starting at $2.99
2 out of 5
Synopsis of the App
222 Million Tons is a meal planning tool that delivers weekly menus and shopping lists designed to use up perishables to minimize food waste. The app encourages sustainable food practices from shopping to cooking.
- Provides meal plans to minimize food spoilage and waste.
- Recipe collections are themed to keep the user engaged. For example, the “Bright & Bold” collection features meals with bright and bold colors, flavors and textures.
- Free 1-week preview of the “Bright and Bold” recipe collection.
- Easily scale recipes to serve one to eight people.
- Shopping lists are easy to manage and specific, even to the level of produce ripeness.
- Easily email shopping lists from the app.
- Adjust the starting weekday for meal plans based on the family’s shopping habits.
- No advertisements.
- App assumes you will cook the recipes in order throughout the week.
- Doesn’t include recipes for breakfast or lunch.
- Lengthy shopping lists may result in waste for smaller families.
- App needs to be updated. The news section’s latest entry is from July 2012.
- App is available on iPad only which may not be as convenient as a phone for supermarket trips.
This preview gives a good overview of what the 222 Million Tons app has to offer. A good idea in theory, the 222 Million Tons app may help you save money, time and gas while reducing food waste and creating a more sustainable kitchen. However, to get more value it may be worth waiting until the next version of the app before downloading.