You may think you are eating “healthy” sandwiches and wraps, but what are you really eating? Sugar is hidden in so many prepared and processed foods. They do not have to taste sweet to be sweet. You can still get a sugar hit even if you don’t think you have eaten something sweet. The hidden sugar is there to persuade your brain to come back for more and more… Beware of the silent killer – even in foods that taste savoury and foods that seem healthy!
The Irish Supreme Court has ruled that Subway’s bread is not actually bread.
A panel of judges said that the sandwich chain’s loaves could not be legally defined as bread due to its high sugar content and should actually be classified as confectionery. The judgement was handed down in response to a Subway franchisee who had appealed for a tax refund, arguing that its bread is a “staple” food and therefore subject to a 0 per cent tax rate.
The judges determined that Subway bread has too much sugar in it to be part of this category, and is therefore subject to a higher tax. The bread supplied by Subway in its heated sandwiches has a sugar content of 10% of the weight of the flour included in the dough,” Justice Donal O’Donnell said when delivering the judgment.
A spokesperson for the fast food chain hit back at the findings, saying “Subway’s bread is, of course, bread.”
‘We have been baking fresh bread in our restaurants for more than three decades and our guests return each day for sandwiches made on bread that smells as good as it tastes,” they said in a statement.
Subway is the world’s largest fast food chain with more than 1,300 stores in Australia and 38,000 worldwide.