Well, this isn’t good… If you regularly eat Subway you might want to know, their bread isn’t actually considered bread. Yikes!
As of today, the Supreme Court in Ireland has ruled that Subway sandwiches, specifically their bread, contains too much sugar to actually be legally called bread.
That is INSANE.
The ruling come out after an appeal from Bookfinders Ltd, a Subway franchisee, claimed that it should not have to pay VAT as many products it sells are “staple foods” and should attract a 0% VAT rate.
Yeah, the Supreme Court wasn’t having that… they ruled that it isn’t legally considered bread and should be taxed at a VAT rate.
Now, in case you’re curious, the law states that for bread to be considered a “staple product” and not attract VAT, it “shall not exceed 2% of the weight of flour included in the dough”.
Subway’s bread has a 10% ratio. That is 5x more than the law! WOW!
Now, while this is in Ireland, I am sure the products are the same in the U.S. whether or not we have laws surrounding sugar content, I don’t know (my guess is, we don’t).
However, this doesn’t change the fact that while we may think Subway is healthy, it’s actually not and it could be scary for people who need to watch their sugar intake.
So, there you have it. I think I’ll stick to my homemade sandwiches!