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Court rules Subway sandwiches too sugary to meet legal definition of ‘bread’ (Ireland)
New York Post ^ | September 30, 2020 | Natalie O'Neill

Posted on 09/30/2020 1:34:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Ireland’s highest court isn’t sweet on tax breaks for footlongs.

The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the starch used in Subway sandwiches is too sugary to meet the definition of “bread” — a legal distinction that would have saved the firm some dough.

In deciding whether to give the fast-food chain a tax break for serving a “staple” food item, the five-judge panel ruled that the bread’s sugar-to-flour content is roughly five times too high to qualify, according to the Irish Independent.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: bread; eussr; fartyshadesofgreen; fourthreich; ireland; subway; sugar
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I think by some definitions, Guinness could qualify as bread.
1 posted on 09/30/2020 1:34:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Subway might be able to appeal this to EU court. I understand that’s why Budweiser is now classified as “beer” in Germany (who cares about 500 year old purity laws?)


2 posted on 09/30/2020 1:39:06 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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Its certainly one of the major food groups. A properly pulled Guinness and a shepherds pie.


3 posted on 09/30/2020 1:39:31 PM PDT by Noumenon ("Only the dead have seen an end to war." - Plato)
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This seems like some idiotic, nanny state type stuff fully consistent with the asinine policies one would expect of the Irish government. With that said, Subway’s bread is, at least in terms of taste & texture, a pretty poor excuse for bread.


4 posted on 09/30/2020 1:40:52 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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With that said, Subway’s bread is, at least in terms of taste & texture, a pretty poor excuse for bread.

And what they put between the bread is awful too

5 posted on 09/30/2020 1:41:32 PM PDT by 1Old Pro (FILL THE SEAT)
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Why can’t they call it, ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bear?’


6 posted on 09/30/2020 1:43:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Yep.... A few slices daily keeps you sane. I measure mine by the yard....


7 posted on 09/30/2020 1:45:47 PM PDT by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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Haven’t touched Guinness since their boycott attacks on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on behalf of the gaystapo. Haven’t bothered with Murphy’s or Beamish either for the same reason.

AFAICS, the only Irish stout that I can avail of that didn’t go political (i.e. that I can get in the USA) is O’Hara’s, a new brand brewed in Carlow.


8 posted on 09/30/2020 1:45:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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I find the buns too soft as a result of too much yeast for the flour used. I am sure the sugar content in the dough causes the yeast to be activated more and create a more sponge effect. It reduces the amount of flour used for the buns. I can chew through a Subway sandwich twice as fast as I do with a traditional hoagy bun. Some people like that, but nothing beats a traditional hoagy bun.


9 posted on 09/30/2020 1:49:50 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the cult of the Left waiting for the Mothership.)
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"I think by some definitions, Guinness could qualify as bread."


       

10 posted on 09/30/2020 1:52:49 PM PDT by Songcraft
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That's the cover story.

They're really worried about how Subway food transforms men into sex offenders.



11 posted on 09/30/2020 1:54:48 PM PDT by Bratch (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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And what they put between the bread is awful too

But on the bright side, they don't put much in there, other than shredded lettuce. If you doubled it, it would still be less than other sub shops. Of course, you can go to a Jewish Deli and a sandwich is good for at least 2 meals. Maybe 3. You just need a few extra slices of bread.

12 posted on 09/30/2020 1:58:39 PM PDT by ETCM
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Sugar is the reason why Americans are obese.

It’s a bigger drug than meth, coke, opiods...


13 posted on 09/30/2020 2:08:26 PM PDT by Professional
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American bread sucks in general. Too processed.


14 posted on 09/30/2020 2:13:53 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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I was lucky enough to grow up with a family run Deli/Sandwich shop that sliced your deli meat to order, fresh veges, and bought their bread from another small local bakery daily. I have a hard time going into any chain sandwich shop after being that spoiled.


15 posted on 09/30/2020 2:17:01 PM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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Jersey Mikes?
Jimmy John’s


16 posted on 09/30/2020 2:46:16 PM PDT by justme4now (Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it)
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Budweiser is beer?!?! No way! I thank God for the beer purity laws! Budweiser is crap!


17 posted on 09/30/2020 3:35:51 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (The root word of vigilante is vigilant!)
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Budweiser is beer?!?! No way! I thank God for the beer purity laws! Budweiser is crap!

I am not a Budweiser drinker, but do note the U.S. beers go down several more levels.

Are you beneath Black Label, Old Milwaukee, Rheingold, Red White & Blue, Blatz? Below those there has been Beak Beer and Koch's Holiday Ale.

I drink 805 these days myself, but there was a time where I'd happily purchase and drink the $1.79/six pack Tuborg, or the $1.49/6 Rheingold. Friends drank Milwaukee's Best. Sometimes I'd shell out for Colt 45 because it was more alcohol per dollar, and because Billy Dee Williams implied certain promises that never came to fruition.
18 posted on 09/30/2020 3:40:58 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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Haven’t touched Guinness since their boycott attacks on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on behalf of the gaystapo.

Same. Unfortunately InBev and Miller-Coors-Molson-whatever jumped on the bandwagon with rainbow billboards. It is like a neutron bomb hit the beer industry.
19 posted on 09/30/2020 3:42:44 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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Guinness tastes like goat urine anyway. I used to like it, but l find now the stuff makes me wretch.


20 posted on 09/30/2020 3:44:47 PM PDT by attiladhun2
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