Add Items to a Shopping List

This endpoints allows you to add items to your shopping list.

put
Add Items

https://api.whisk.com/list/v2/{id}/item
You can use a body parameter to add items to a shopping list:
Request
Response
Request
Path Parameters
id
required
string
The shopping list identifier.
Headers
Authentication
required
string
Server Token or a User Access token containing shopping_list:write scope to authorize the API usage. For more information, see Authentication.
Body Parameters
body
required
object
The body object contains a list of items to add. See the Body Object Example below.
Response
200: OK
This is how a successful response looks.
{
"list": {
"id": "string",
"name": "string",
"primary": true
},
"content": {
"items": [
{
"id": "string",
"item": {
"name": "string",
"brand": "string",
"comment": "string",
"quantity": 0,
"unit": "string"
},
"checked": true,
"image_url": "string",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "string",
"original_name": "string"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "string"
},
"brand": {
"canonical_name": "string"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "string",
"position": 0
},
"combined": {
"combined_item_id": "string",
"quantity": 0
},
"created_time": "string",
"updated_at": "string",
"matching_properties": {
"gtin": "string",
"custom_product_id": "string"
}
}
],
"combined_items": [
{
"id": "string",
"item": {
"name": "string",
"brand": "string",
"comment": "string",
"quantity": 0,
"unit": "string"
},
"checked": true,
"image_url": "string",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "string",
"original_name": "string"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "string"
},
"brand": {
"canonical_name": "string"
}
},
"created_time": "string",
"updated_at": "string"
}
],
"recipes": [
{
"id": "string",
"name": "string",
"images": [
{
"responsive": {
"url": "string",
"width": 0,
"height": 0,
"selection": {
"x": 0,
"y": 0,
"width": 0,
"height": 0
}
},
"url": "string"
}
],
"source": {
"name": "string",
"display_name": "string",
"source_recipe_url": "string",
"image": {
"responsive": {
"url": "string",
"width": 0,
"height": 0,
"selection": {
"x": 0,
"y": 0,
"width": 0,
"height": 0
}
},
"url": "string"
},
"license": "LICENCE_INVALID"
}
}
]
}
}
400: Bad Request
This failed response appears when error codes are found in the endpoint query.
{
"error_code": "REAL_CODES_ARE_IN_ENDPOINT_DESCRIPTION",
"message": "Additional details about error are not static and can be changed"
}
401: Unauthorized
This failed response appears due to API authentication failure. The possible error codes that may appear are: auth.tokenNotFound , auth.tokenExpired, auth.tokenInvalid, auth.tokenRequired.
{
"code": "auth.tokenNotFound"
}
500: Internal Server Error
This failed response appears when something is not right on Whisk's end. Please send a message to [email protected], and be sure to include both the Request and Response data. We’ll get back to you soon.
This is unexpected response, something is wrong on our side, please contact: [email protected]

Request Body Object Example

{
"items":[
{
"normalized":{
"name":"bacon",
"brand":"Oscar mayer",
"comment":"cooked, crumbled",
"quantity":8,
"unit":"slices"
},
"gtin":"00000034411207"
},
{
"raw":{
"text":"2 garlic cloves"
},
"custom_product_id":"6037bd956f0187c6c0f56241"
}
],
"recipes":[
{
"recipe_id":"1011f5a116db3c3e56e57bea0a52ffbfca5fc96f6b1",
"scale":{
"scale":2
},
"ingredients":{
"ids":[
"f83e58370ebc70b01798c575f5132a76d8dba890:1:0"
]
}
},
{
"recipe_id":"10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524"
}
]
}

The body object contains the following attributes that let you add items to your shopping list:

items

The items array allows you to add individual items in a normalized or raw format based on your preference.

Attribute

Type

Description

Example

normalized

object

This object allows you to add items in a normalized format by specifying each information element of the item separately.

Optionally, you can also link an item to a custom product using gtin or custom_product_id if needed.

{

"normalized":{

"name":"bacon",

"brand":"Oscar mayer",

"comment":"cooked, crumbled",

"quantity":8,

"unit":"slices"

},

"gtin":"00000034411207"

}

raw

object

This object allows you to add the item details like a raw string and leave it for automatic normalization. Optionally, you can also link an item to a custom product using gtin or custom_product_id if needed.

{

"raw":{

"text":"2 garlic cloves"

},

"custom_product_id":"6037bd956f0187c6c0f56241"

}

recipes

The recipes array allows add a list of recipes to move their ingredients as items in your shopping list. You can either specify the exact ingredients of a particular recipe or move all recipe ingredients to the shopping list, depending on the need.

Attribute

Type

Description

Example

recipe_id

string

This attribute allows you to identify the recipe for moving its ingredients as items to your shopping list.

recipe_id": "1011f5a116db3c3e56e57bea0a52ffbfca5fc96f6b1"

scale

object

This object allows you to mention the scale to determine and set the ingredient's quantity while adding it to the shopping list. For example, if you set it to 2, the ingredient/item's count or volume gets doubled in the shopping list. If you want to add the exact quantity specified in the recipe, you can skip it or set it to 1.

"scale":

{

"scale":2

}

ingredients

object

This array allows you individually specify each recipe ingredient that you want to add as an item to the shopping list. If you are looking to move all recipe ingredients to your shopping list, you can skip it.

"ingredients":{

"ids":[

"f83e58370ebc70b01798c575f5132a76d8dba890:1:0"

]

}

}

Sample Request and Response

Curl Request
Response
Curl Request
curl -X PUT "https://api.whisk.com/list/v2/106c5fa85ddbba343099347c57e54632500/item"
-H "Accept: application/json"
-H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-API-ACCESS-KEY>"
-d "{ \"items\":[ { \"normalized\":{ \"name\":\"bacon\", \"brand\":\"Oscar mayer\", \"comment\":\"cooked, crumbled\", \"quantity\":8, \"unit\":\"slices\" }, \"gtin\":\"00000034411207\" }, { \"raw\":{ \"text\":\"2 garlic cloves\" }, \"custom_product_id\":\"6037bd956f0187c6c0f56241\" } ], \"recipes\":[ { \"recipe_id\":\"1011f5a116db3c3e56e57bea0a52ffbfca5fc96f6b1\", \"scale\":{ \"scale\":2 }, \"ingredients\":{ \"ids\":[ \"f83e58370ebc70b01798c575f5132a76d8dba890:1:0\" ] } }, { \"recipe_id\":\"10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524\" } ]}"

Whisk allows you to discover and understand its API capabilities on the Swagger interface with the ability to try out the API calls directly in your browser. You can call this endpoint here.

Response
{
"list": {
"id": "106c5fa85ddbba343099347c57e54632500",
"name": "My New Shopping List"
},
"content": {
"items": [
{
"id": "0c76dbb5-c626-4a49-8f5e-87829fea0cbe",
"item": {
"name": "bacon",
"brand": "Oscar mayer",
"comment": "cooked, crumbled",
"quantity": 8,
"unit": "slices"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764646/graph/fooddb/0919f5d46996479ba5575bcdc19dc0ba.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "BACON"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "MEATS AND SEAFOOD"
},
"brand": {
"canonical_name": "OSCAR MAYER"
}
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {
"gtin": "00000034411207"
}
},
{
"id": "23c0bff5-c910-4b06-97d9-4137f8c6a657",
"item": {
"name": "semi-skimmed milk",
"quantity": 750,
"unit": "ml"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764818/graph/fooddb/48b648475f551475af2148db6c709031.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "SEMI SKIMMED MILK"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "DAIRY AND EGGS"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524",
"position": 5
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "26d30eb1-64a8-481e-99ad-d2914cd56c1d",
"item": {
"name": "onion",
"comment": "chopped",
"quantity": 2
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764494/graph/fooddb/d5bd477463b289845a984f7792ed6d70.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "ONION"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FRUITS AND VEGETABLES"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "1011f5a116db3c3e56e57bea0a52ffbfca5fc96f6b1",
"position": 1
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "611b542e-4d9f-4a1a-afab-be960c88a3c2",
"item": {
"name": "vanilla ice cream",
"quantity": 2,
"unit": "scoops"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1552312265/custom_upload/a4b1ba7ea9533d0079424413ee9a92e8.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "VANILLA ICE CREAM"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FROZEN"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524",
"position": 1
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "729d13af-47ec-4675-ac9c-0a47b99e1c42",
"item": {
"name": "dessicated coconut",
"quantity": 3,
"unit": "tbs"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764639/graph/fooddb/f1fe2fc9e0919c4d60a8aaa808296684.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "DESICCATED COCONUT"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "BAKING"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524",
"position": 4
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "83c64f92-336b-40b6-9434-10f3bd9ce7f1",
"item": {
"name": "bananas",
"quantity": 400,
"unit": "g"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764678/graph/fooddb/0cc366548b4413cebaaeec7ec862b530.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "BANANA"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FRUITS AND VEGETABLES"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524"
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "9a32a754-4f6b-4c4a-947e-7a140c89b438",
"item": {
"name": "garlic cloves",
"quantity": 2
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764463/graph/fooddb/fb90ea8fbd3e81005fc22ada2c8ddd1f.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "GARLIC CLOVE"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FRUITS AND VEGETABLES"
}
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {
"gtin": "00000075259567",
"custom_product_id": "6037bd956f0187c6c0f56241"
}
},
{
"id": "faa50af4-c8dd-4ee9-8250-3eb546e940d5",
"item": {
"name": "vanilla essence",
"quantity": 0.5,
"unit": "tsp"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764596/graph/fooddb/e17ca99279ef46921f34ac8b0884134f.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "VANILLA ESSENCE"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "BAKING"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524",
"position": 2
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "fb496a90-f075-468b-a613-bb685db5263c",
"item": {
"name": "maple syrup",
"comment": "or golden syrup or honey",
"quantity": 1,
"unit": "tbs"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764501/graph/fooddb/4b54ff13e2e0d22f60715e45d00ac95f.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "MAPLE SYRUP"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "BREAKFAST FOODS"
}
},
"recipe": {
"recipe_id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524",
"position": 3
},
"created_time": "1614333362",
"updated_at": "1614333362",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "ec162612-e137-4b7a-823e-e9dc6651b261",
"item": {
"name": "onion",
"comment": "medium, diced",
"quantity": 1
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764494/graph/fooddb/d5bd477463b289845a984f7792ed6d70.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "ONION"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FRUITS AND VEGETABLES"
}
},
"created_time": "1614618694",
"updated_at": "1614618694",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "fe9be106-3c5a-4cbd-b51a-37a7ef929416",
"item": {
"name": "fresh basil",
"comment": "chopped",
"unit": "handful"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764699/graph/fooddb/fb3922212f4471d2dc6c0d116318c165.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "BASIL"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FRUITS AND VEGETABLES"
}
},
"created_time": "1614618694",
"updated_at": "1614618694",
"matching_properties": {}
},
{
"id": "827bb416-6ba7-4174-b96a-d413b841e0d4",
"item": {
"name": "garlic cloves",
"quantity": 2
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764463/graph/fooddb/fb90ea8fbd3e81005fc22ada2c8ddd1f.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "GARLIC CLOVE"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "FRUITS AND VEGETABLES"
}
},
"created_time": "1614621738",
"updated_at": "1614621738",
"matching_properties": {
"gtin": "00000075259567",
"custom_product_id": "6037bd956f0187c6c0f56241"
}
},
{
"id": "da8280f9-096f-4518-a670-e538643f1f5a",
"item": {
"name": "bacon",
"brand": "Oscar mayer",
"comment": "cooked, crumbled",
"quantity": 8,
"unit": "slices"
},
"image_url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1550764646/graph/fooddb/0919f5d46996479ba5575bcdc19dc0ba.jpg",
"analysis": {
"product": {
"canonical_name": "BACON"
},
"category": {
"canonical_name": "MEATS AND SEAFOOD"
},
"brand": {
"canonical_name": "OSCAR MAYER"
}
},
"created_time": "1614621738",
"updated_at": "1614621738",
"matching_properties": {
"gtin": "00000034411207"
}
}
],
"recipes": [
{
"id": "10745889d4a1c0f4b8dbfab66bffa433524",
"name": "Banana & coconut smoothie",
"images": [
{
"responsive": {
"url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1611680399/recipe/957f8b170c57cfdcad1ea4c598c9ddcb.jpg",
"width": 960,
"height": 1280
},
"url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1611680399/recipe/957f8b170c57cfdcad1ea4c598c9ddcb.jpg"
}
],
"source": {
"license": "LICENCE_FAIRUSE"
}
},
{
"id": "1011f5a116db3c3e56e57bea0a52ffbfca5fc96f6b1",
"name": "Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole",
"images": [
{
"responsive": {
"url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1536910467/recipe/94f698dfcafefe3223aa66f1b3b21ae7.jpg",
"width": 428,
"height": 640
},
"url": "https://assets.kraftfoods.com/recipe_images/opendeploy/126725_MXM_K59919V0_OR1_CR_640x428.jpg"
}
],
"source": {
"name": "myfoodandfamily.com",
"display_name": "My Food and Family",
"source_recipe_url": "https://www.myfoodandfamily.com/recipe/126725/bacon-cheeseburger-casserole",
"image": {
"responsive": {
"url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1565965713/publishers/logos/myfoodandfamily-logo.png",
"width": 256,
"height": 256
},
"url": "https://whisk-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1565965713/publishers/logos/myfoodandfamily-logo.png"
},
"license": "LICENCE_FAIRUSE"
}
}
]
}
}

A successful response returns the shopping list definition with an updated list of items. To understand the data structure of a shopping list definition, see Shopping List Object.