Lollipop AI is a United Kingdom-based online grocery marketplace that has recently launched its public beta, where the user can build their own recipes. This artificial intelligence-powered platform enables users to prepare a meal plan from recipes.
The application automatically gathers ingredients required for the recipe and adds them to the basket. According to experts, this platform can help reduce food wastage, improve health and culinary skills.
The company also plans to partner with BBC Good Food and Sainsbury’s for its future plans. The website will be free to use, along with an option of a premium subscription. Lollipop AI said that the first ten thousand users of the beta version will be given a lifetime free subscription of the premium tier.
Tom Foster-Carter, the founder and CEO of Lollipop AI, got this idea of developing an artificial intelligence-powered grocery shopping platform when he was taking care of his newborn child and had to spend hours sourcing ingredients for meals online.
In a statement, he said that this intelligent approach would save several hours a week for a typical household. Initially, the website would target health conscious individuals by providing healthy meal options to help them achieve their weight loss goals.
Recently, Foster-Carter said, “This is just the beginning. The plan is to have all your food requirements in one place. We will allow you to order your restaurant kits deliveries from us.” He also added that they would launch a cooking companion app to assist customers while cooking with the ingredients they ordered from Lollipop.
In the United States, Jupiter.co is also planning to launch a similar artificial intelligence powered platform, claiming it to be ‘groceries on autopilot.’