You are on a road trip. You feel your stomach growling and you think “What can I pick up along the way?” After realizing you’ve been eating like a pig over the past few days, you decide you want something green, healthy and fresh! There aren’t any trendy vegan spots in that neck of the woods, so you chose to eat fresh in one of the 42,431 Subway restaurants worldwide.
Don’t let the slogan fool you. Recently, the Supreme Court of Ireland ruled that Subway sandwiches cannot be defined as bread because they contain too much sugar.
Under the Value-Added Tax Act 1972, sugar, fat and bread improver cannot exceed 2 percent of the weight of flour in the dough.
Subway’s “breads” sugar content it 10% of the weight of the flour in the dough.
This isn’t the first-time Subway has had concerns over the contents in their bread. Back in 2014, it was found that their bread contained a bleaching agent commonly used to make yoga mats, synthetic leather and shoe soles. After public outrage and petitioning, the U.S. stores pledged to stop using the chemical.
The idea of wanting to eat healthy and fresh is always one to support and be a part of. What makes things complicated is finding good, health and quality food at a good price everywhere you go. Maybe packing a lunch is the best way to go?
I am not a financial advisor and my comments should never be taken as financial advice. Investments come with risk, so always do your research and analysis beforehand.