We suggest you enter grocery items for your list using the generic name for the item, possibly including an adjective such as light or dark at the end. In older version of Grosh, we suggested that you included organic indication and variant information (such as brand and package size) as part of the item name – this is no longer good practise.
Try not to use punctuation characters such as , . – or brackets () in item names, just use space. We don’t want several items with identical meaning to be present in the system. Items with the same meaning will clutter your autocomplete lists, making it harder to see options for adding new items to your lists. For the same reason, we want adverbs at the end of item names.
Examples of GOOD item naming:
Examples of BAD item naming:
“butter – 200g – lurpak”
“skimmed milk eco arla”
When scanning barcodes or buying items, Grosh let’s you add variant information such as package size and brand, and to indicate if it’s an organic grocery. This information is entered in separate fields, not as part of the grocery name.
Doing so has several benefits in the system. If several variants of a grocery (say cheese) are added using the same generic name “cheese” and then supplemented with additional information in the variant fields, Grosh is able to see the relationship between these items.
- If you scan a barcode on one type of cheese, you can see prices for various types of cheese.
- For stock lists, the system can check if you have other variants of a grocery before asking you to renew your stock. For example, if you scan the barcode of a corn flakes package when removing it from stock, the app does not suggest you buy corn flakes, if you still have any other corn flakes (any brand or package size) on stock.