In the same energy as pizza sauce being considered a serving of vegetables by the United States legislative branch, the Ireland Supreme Court ruled against Subway in finding that the starch used to make Subway's loaves of bread was in fact too sugary for the loaves to be classified as true bread.
The legal distinction between "bread" and "not bread" would have given Subway a tax break because bread is classified as a "staple food item."
Irish court rules Subway bread is not bread https://t.co/WD2Ru5J7OO— The Guardian (@The Guardian) 1601538842.0
About 3 years ago, Subway was involved in a similar investigation, which claimed its chicken was in fact only about 50% chicken DNA.
@guardian So their chicken isnt chicken their bread isnt bread and their flour isnt flour. Is there any part of sub… https://t.co/dfAgL5qNIx— 🦖Mjölnir🦖 Antifaschistiche (@🦖Mjölnir🦖 Antifaschistiche) 1601550046.0
@Mjolyyy_ @guardian even the restaurant itself is, in fact, not a Subway. It is usually above ground and provides n… https://t.co/sdRzPvdksN— Michael J. Steudeman (@Michael J. Steudeman) 1601552289.0
@guardian I'm gonna die. I lived on Subs for about a year.— AnnGarrison (@AnnGarrison) 1601539075.0
@guardian Its disgusting ,even the smell puts you off ,who puts sugar in bread (not bread)— Jaggy Jumpers (@Jaggy Jumpers) 1601539171.0
@guardian That Subway smell puts me off....its smells more like a chemical brew than real food.— Ann-W (@Ann-W) 1601539932.0
The Supreme Court ruled that Subway bread in fact contains five times the usual amount of sugar-to-flour content.
Under the Value Added Tax Act of 1972 in Ireland, the sugar and fat content in bread must not exceed 2% of the total weight of the flour in the dough in order to be deemed a "staple item." This means Subway's sugar and fat content hits around 10% the total weight of the dough.
@guardian I really don't get what people see in Subway, I've been in one once and it was the worst sub I've had in… https://t.co/0GObhoeTNT— Pope Mullah (@Pope Mullah) 1601563658.0
@guardian I walk past these places and the pungent smell of "Olive Oil" turns me right off, I can say with absolute… https://t.co/oHJVmelP85— Grimm Reepaah (@Grimm Reepaah) 1601550108.0
@guardian The EU and the UK are so much more concerned for their countrys' citizens because they are in charge of their health care— My.Account (@My.Account) 1601546310.0
@guardian @UkrainianPriest Why oh why do companies add sugar or anything else??? Flour is cheap, water is cheap.. s… https://t.co/ZTZUJh7Yu4— Hend Ezat (@Hend Ezat) 1601541083.0
@guardian I can agree on this. Try going to your local deli and compare the subs. Subway is just gross.— Jeepers (@Jeepers) 1601553291.0
The definition of "bread" only applies here for tax purposes, unfortunately.
Subway will still be allowed to call their concoction, which has also been criticized for containing a type of rubber used in shoes and yoga mats, bread.
@guardian It’s a sandwich shop for people that don’t like sandwiches. Or bread seemingly. Or life probably.— I love cows (@I love cows) 1601549029.0
@guardian Is it cake? Or are we done with that meme now?— Daniel D. Moses 🎥 דניאל מוזס (@Daniel D. Moses 🎥 דניאל מוזס) 1601550499.0
@guardian @Brunginho Did I spend four years having a foot long cake followed by a doughnut for lunch, five days a week?— James Giles (@James Giles) 1601549285.0
@guardian Somehow they convinced a huge swath of people that a loaf of bread was ok for lunch. 😆— Assin'skowitiniwak aka. People of the Rock ❄ (@Assin'skowitiniwak aka. People of the Rock ❄) 1601542966.0
@guardian What?? Well it was kinda obvious...— Saif A.K. Comedian (@Saif A.K. Comedian) 1601548467.0
Now what does Ireland think of pizza sauce? Is it a serving of vegetables or fruits?