Courts Rule That Subway Bread Is Too Sugary To Be Bread

Courts Rule That Subway Bread Is Too Sugary To Be Bread

Sometimes, you hear a news story that just makes you smile.

The reaction is due to the fact that you never envisioned the eventuality happening, but its occurrence makes absolutely perfect sense.

So, when Irish courts ruled that Subway's bread is too sugary to be considered actual bread, a wry smile was drawn upon our collective face here at College Times.

That's right, a company that makes SANDWICHES doesn't even use proper bread. You genuinely couldn't write it.

This issue cropped up in the Irish courts, with a franchisee stating that their business shouldn't pay VAT on their bread as per Irish law. Bread is viewed as a 'staple product' under Irish taxation and is therefore always purchased at 0 percent VAT.

However, the courts ruled that Subway's white and white grain rolls contained too much sugar to be considered bread. Around 10 percent of the flour in the dough of rolls is actually made up of sugar, meaning that the 'bread' isn't eligible for VAT exemption.


Subway have a history of getting into trouble with their products, but especially their bread.

In 2014, the company announced it was removing azodicarbonamide - the so-called "yoga mat" chemical - from its rolls.

Will this ruling mean that Subway will change the makeup of their rolls in the future? Will we no longer be able to eat their succulent fizzy 'bread'?

One thing's for sure, this is absolutely hilarious.

Sean Meehan
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