Ireland Supreme Court Says Subway Bread Isn't Bread



There’s something about Subway bread that’s addicting, and now it turns out that there’s actually something in the bread that makes it addictive. A recent ruling by the Ireland Supreme Court deemed that Subway bread isn’t technically bread at all. It all started with a tax dispute from an Irish Subway franchisee — Bookfinders Ltd. — who argued that items such as teas, coffees, and heated sandwiches should not be subjected to value-added tax, but instead should be considered "staple foods," which are typically not taxed. The appeal, however, was rejected by a panel of judges who ruled that the bread at Subway has way too much sugar to be considered a staple food. To be considered “bread,” the sugar content in the flour can’t exceed 2%, and since Subway’s bread contains 10%, it doesn't qualify.