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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."

About 3 years ago, Subway was involved in a similar investigation, which claimed its chicken was in fact only about 50% chicken DNA.





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.





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.





Now what does Ireland think of pizza sauce? Is it a serving of vegetables or fruits?