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Topic Reading-Vol.3100-10/6/2020

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2020/10/06 Topic Reading-Vol.3100-10/6/2020

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Subway rolls ruled too sugary to be bread in Ireland

Are Subway rolls satisfying to your appetite? Yes, of course. They are made to complement the filling to enhance the taste of the sandwich while filling your stomach. Usually, typical white bread contains sugar less than 2% of the total volume, which came from the flour.

In Ireland, bread is classified as a staple food and exempted a 13.5% VAT, value-added tax. However, Subway’s rolls are sugar-enriched, containing as much as 10% of the flour in the dough. Therefore, the rolls are taxed as non-staple food. The sandwich seller wasn’t happy about the tax and appealed but lost the case at the supreme court.

All bread isn’t created equal. Next time you eat your favorite bread, check how much sugar is contained in it if you can.

Enjoy reading the article and imagine how Subway sandwiches would taste if they tasted less sweet than they are now.

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