What’s NEW in the App?

In 2021, we made the decision to change the Carbs & Cals app to a subscription model in order to make the app financially sustainable, and pay for the huge ongoing costs to maintain the app. We’re committed to investing the income to continually improve the app for our loyal users, adding new features, food and content to the app each month.

Visit this page often to see what’s NEW and IMPROVED in the app, and check out the Foods in the App page for a list of popular foods, brands and restaurants included.

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May 2024

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menus added for Bagel Factory, Crepeaffair, and Frankie & Benny’s
  • Existing food items from McDonald’s, Taco Bell & Wagamama have all been updated, reflecting their latest recipes and nutritional values.

NEW BARCODE FOODS

  • This month we imported 2,414 foods to the barcode database, making the total foods in the app = 204,288!
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April 2024

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menus added for Toby Carvery & Tortilla
  • 252 latest food items added to Papa John’s, Taco Bell & YO! Sushi menus

NEW BARCODE FOODS

  • Early this month we imported 1,780 foods to the barcode database, a further 699 foods mid-month, and 1,461 later in the month. That brings the total foods in the app to over 200,000!
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March 2024

UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • 109 latest food items added to Itsu, McDonald’s & Wagamama menus

NEW BARCODE FOODS

  • Every few weeks we import new foods to the barcode database. This month, we’ve imported a further 2,359 foods, bringing the total foods in the app to 195,650!
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February 2024

UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • 146 new food & drink items added to Caffe Nero, Costa, Greggs, Leon, Pret, Pure & Starbucks
  • All existing Domino’s, Krispy Kreme & Nando’s foods have been updated to their latest nutrition values

NEW BARCODE FOODS

  • Every few weeks we import new foods to the barcode database. This month, we’ve imported a further 782 foods, bringing the total foods in the app to 192,604!
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January 2024

NEW RESTAURANTS

  • Full menus from Neat Burgers and Wetherspoons.
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December 2023

NEW RESTAURANTS

  • Full menus from Cote, Honest Burgers, Pepe’s Piri Piri, and West Cornwall Pasty Co.
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November 2023

IMPROVEMENTS

  • By popular request, we’ve now added Timestamps!  This useful feature records and displays the time you add each food to the diary, to give you a more accurate picture of when each food was consumed. And a simple left-to-right swipe on a food allows you to change the time if needed.
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October 2023

UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Winter menus from Caffe Nero, Costa, Greggs, Leon, Pret, Pure & Starbucks has been added, so you’ve got all their latest foods & drinks, ready for the Xmas season!
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September 2023

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menus added from Ben’s Cookies, Las Iguanas & Popeyes
  • 147 new food & drink items added to Krispy Kreme, Nando’s & Pizza Hut
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August 2023

NEW RESTAURANTS

  • Full menus from Franco Manca, Mr Pretzels, Ping Pong & Pure
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July 2023

IMPROVEMENTS

  • We’ve implemented the much-requested feature of syncing the Carbs & Cals app with Apple Health Kit! So the data for Carbs, Calories, Protein & Fat for foods logged in the Carbs & Cals app will be sent to your Apple Health app.
  • Recently we added a HUGE amount of foods to the app by introducing a barcode scanner database, but now those foods are also available when you search for a food. Happy searching (and scanning)!

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menu from Rosa’s Thai has been added
  • Summer menus from Costa, Pret & Starbucks has been added too, so you’ve got all their latest foods & drinks

NEW BARCODE FOODS

  • Between the early July and mid July imports, we’ve added nearly 4,000 more barcode foods, making the total foods in the app 166,177!
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June 2023

NEW BARCODE FOODS

  • Early June we added 16,533 more foods to the barcode scanner database, and mid June we added another 1502, making the total foods in the app 162,186.
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May 2023

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menu from Bella Italia & Pho
  • Extra foods have been added to the Domino’s menu
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April 2023

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menu from Gourmet Burger Kitchen & Harvester
  • Subway menu has been updated to their foods, including new photos and latest nutrition values
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March 2023

IMPROVEMENTS

  • The much-requested BARCODE SCANNER has now been released!
  • This means the food database has increased from 22,000 to a whopping 130,000+ foods & drinks!
  • Includes UK supermarkets (the big ones like Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, M&S, Co-op & Waitrose; and smaller food shops like Spar, Nisa, Happy Shopper, Budgens, Cost Cutter, Simply Fresh & Londis)

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menu from Wasabi & Wimpy UK
  • All existing KFC foods have been updated to their latest nutrition values
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February 2023

NEW PHOTOS for RAMADAN

  • We’ve done another photoshoot and added over 134 new portion photos of Ramadan foods, including Sehri / Sahoor foods (such as Jereesh & Markook Shrak), Iftar meals (like Bhuna Kisuri, Haleem, Chana Chaat & Lamb Nihari), snacks (e.g. Dhai Bade & Kubbat Potato), drinks (Sharbat, Es Timun Suri & Sobia) and common sweets too (like Basbousa, Luqaimat & Sweet Rice)

NEW & UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Full menu from Five Guys, including components so you can make up your own burgers & milkshakes
  • Greggs & KFC has also been updated with the latest items (23 extra foods added)
  • All Greggs foods now show the Fibre values!
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January 2023

NEW BRANDS & RESTAURANTS

  • Violife & Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients
  • All foods & drinks on the Pret menu updated with their latest photos
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December 2022

NEW PHOTOS

  • 75 new portion photos have been added to various popular food items that didn’t have any photos before
  • 110 new portion photos have bee added for new requested foods such as more vegetables, soya mince, jackfruit, olive bread, omelette, noodles and miso paste

NEW BRANDS

  • Biotiful, Copella, Dolmio, Ferrero, Kinder, McCoys, Nutella & Warbutons

UPDATED RESTAURANTS

  • Caffé Nero, Costa Coffee, Pizza Express, Starbucks, Subway & Zizzi all updated with latest Xmas foods
  • Burger King & Pret updated with latest foods
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November 2022

NEW BRANDS

  • Gatorade, Laughing Cow, Lurpack, Nurishh, Polo & Tic Tac