The App Review: 222 Million Tons

November 15, 2012

Each week we review a food related app, this week it’s 222 Million Tons – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: 222 Million Tons is a meal planning tool that provides collections of weekly menus and shopping lists. The menus use up all the perishables on the shopping lists – that means with only one trip to the grocery store, you can get everything you’ll need for the week. On top of that you'll waste less food, less time, less gas, and less money. Good for you and the planet.
What it actually does: 222 Million Tons was created in an effort to cut back on food waste and helps the user do just that. Follow the weekly menus and your shopping list is spelled out for you. Shop once for the week and have a variety of dinner meals that use up all of the perishables. Your shopping list and recipes can be edited for the amount of people you are serving for the week.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is very useful for someone who is looking to cook a variety of delicious meals every night of the week as well as cut back on food waste. Recipes are easy to follow, and most will take under an hour to prepare.
Ease of use: 222 Million Tons is easy to use. The interface is bright and cheery, making it an inviting app to refer to as often as necessary. Check off the items on your list as you shop.
Who would best benefit from the app?: The app is great for anyone looking to maximize their shopping trips, while saving money and food. If cooking isn’t already a part of one’s schedule, using 222 Million Tons may be a bit of a shock as some recipes take up to an hour or more to cook – and prep time varies.
Cost: Free, upgrades to more menus $2.99
Rating: 3.5 of 5

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