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Subway Launches Tiger Bread As Permanent Menu Item

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Subway Launches Tiger Bread As Permanent Menu Item

Are you a Subway tiger bread convert? Well good news, it's here to stay.

The crusty white loaf with a crackled crust joins the eight-strong line up of Subway bread already available for the long run.

Credit: Subway
Credit: Subway

The new carb will be available to order from 11 November in all stores nationwide. It will be freshly prepared just as the rest are.


Initially the tiger bread option was only being trialled and had been rolled out in select stores around Hertfordshire.

Fans are certainly happy with the news, as one took to Twitter saying: "Subway to launch tiger bread in the UK, now this is the best good news I've heard all year."


Another added: "Subway not have tiger bread, holy f*** maybe 2020 can be saved."

And a third wrote: "PSA the new tiger bread in Subway is f***ing fit."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

We wonder whether the tiger bread will be classed as 'bread' following the Irish Supreme Court ruling that the Subway options contain too much sugar to be defined as such.


The court ruled that the chain's bread rolls could not be deemed a staple food - which attracts a zero VAT rate under the Value-Added Tax Act of 1972.

A Subway franchisee argued it was not liable for VAT on some of its takeaway products like heated filled sandwiches, along with teas and coffees.

However, the high-court judge ruled that the bread falls outside the statutory definition of 'bread' intended under the 1972 act, which states the weight of ingredients such as sugar, fat and bread improver cannot exceed 2 percent of the weight of flour in the dough.

Subway's Meatball Marinara sub. Credit: Subway
Subway's Meatball Marinara sub. Credit: Subway

Subway's bread, however, has a sugar content equating to 10 percent of the weight of the flour in the dough.

The court said: "The Schedule excluded bread from the 0% rate where any of a number of specified ingredients exceeded the allowed percentages."

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell said the clear intention and detailed definition of 'bread', as outlined in the act, was to distinguish between bread as a 'staple' food - which should have a zero VAT rate - and other baked goods made from dough.

Featured Image Credit: Subway

Topics: Food, Community, Subway

Rebecca Shepherd
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