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And you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse.
According to Ireland’s Supreme Court, Subway’s bread is not bread. Instead, due to its level of sugar, must be considered a “confectionary.”
“The five-judge court ruled the bread in Subway’s heated sandwiches falls outside that statutory definition because it has a sugar content of [10%] of the weight of the flour included in the dough,” a United Kingdom paper writer. “The act provides the weight of ingredients such as sugar, fat and bread improver shall not exceed [2%] of the weight of flour in the dough.”
Here are the breads the Ireland Supreme Court just ruined:
- Italian white bread
- nine-grain multi-seed
- Italian herbs and cheese
- nine-grain wheat
- hearty Italian
- honey oat
I know, three bullet points down you just threw up your hands.
Get this: 6-inch white bread at Subway is similar in grams of sugar — 5 — as an Oreo cookie.
Sub eaters are now wondering if American Subways are feeding us bread or something called a confectionary. But do we really want to know? Do you need clarification on the place you go for lunch just to tell your friends you are eating healthy? Also, we have enough debates about our Supreme Court going on. BreadGate really isn’t needed.
As for the much-less important part of the ruling: the finding blocks Subway from a tax break for serving a “staple” food item, per Irish Independent.