TIL that the Subway Sandwich rolls in the US are so sweet that Ireland ruled them too sugary to be considered bread.

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    TIL that the Subway Sandwich rolls in the US are so sweet that Ireland ruled them too sugary to be considered bread.

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    #93543

    brock_lee

    It’s really only about wanting to tax them differently.

    #93561

    kroush104

    I mean, they’re not wrong…

    #93540

    TeutonicOwl

    *Let them eat cake*

    #93553

    apkerm

    To be fair, most “bread” in the US wouldn’t be considered bread by much of Europe.

    #93549

    Cal-Varnsen

    really?

    because over here where I’m from in Canada, Subway sandwiches in general are so shit that we ruled them too gross to be considered actual food

    #93550

    AdamInChainz

    There’s too much sugar added in the US grocery store foods!

    #93552

    Picker-Rick

    It wasn’t about whether it is “bread” or not. They have plenty of sugary loaves over there too. It was about the taxation.

    So when you make bread, it gets the holes from yeast eating sugar to make carbon dioxide. More sugar, more CO2, faster loaves.

    Since subway doesn’t have all day to let bread sit around leavening, they have to add a small amount of sugar to speed up the process.

    In reality the extra couple grams of sugar have no effect on you unless you’re eating subway for every meal. But Ireland in particular has tightened the tax loophole to not include quick-rising breads. Imagine old men sitting around saying “the only real bread is the hardtack I ate walking uphill both ways to school!”

    Thus they get to charge more taxes.

    #93538

    Blujeanstraveler

    Under Ireland’s VAT Act of 1972, ingredients in bread such as sugar and fat should not exceed 2% of the weight of flour in the dough.

    #93541

    YeahWTF20

    They’re *10% sugar!!!*

    Fuck that shit, let them be taxed as cake.

    They want to be tax-free, they can reduce the sugar to 2%, like literally every single other sandwich baguette sold in Ireland.

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