You don't have to use it to actually make a shopping list. In fact I had to hunt for the area that generates those pie charts because I do infrequently look at it.For that reason precisely, I could never use an app for shopping.
I'd absolutely HATE to be so predictable and have my consumer purchases categorised into percentages!
I love that and I love those charts. I use Microsoft To Do for my shopping lists and chores, I'd love to get charts like those but Microsoft to do is very easy to use and I'm very familiar with it by now.We have something similar, but the app needs you to say how many people you're shopping for, sex and age group. It also asks for each of these areas what percentage of your shopping is done with Woolworths.
It then analyses your weekly, fortnightly or monthly shopping and says what percentage is "sometimes food" ( aka snacks), what's fruit, what's veg, dairy, meat or alternatives and cereals. You can exclude stuff from your shopping (handy if your husband is responsible for his company's fruit, drinks and snacks) and stuff that is miscategorised such as coconut water turning up in fruit, as does our Granola cereal. The dried fruit in the Granola is negligible in my view, so we exclude it, but include it for cereal and for the nuts categories.
We buy things like my milk from a different supermarket and will pick up Bonsoy soy milk pony when it's on offer, so we can go without actually buying dairy or alternatives because we make our own cheese and yoghurt for example.
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Those pie charts are not compared to other shoppers, but to the nutritional needs of your household.
So fruit and veg are typically high in this household.
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Veg is much lower than usual because I have a whole load of stuff that needs eating that we grew this year. Some is in the freezer, some is in cold storage and some I just dig up as we eat it.
Dairy and Alternatives is 0%, and both Grains & Meat Alternatives are much lower than usual. 5 weeks ago they're was an offer on and we could get a lot of what we usually buy for half price, then we got an additional 10% off that figure, so they are not included in these figures and it only goes back 4 weeks.
It's not uncommon for us to see 0% for some, about 33-50% for others and 200-300% on the obvious.