Too Much Sugar in Bread – level 2

12-10-2020 07:00

Subway is a US restaurant chain that sells mainly sandwiches and salads. Last week, a court in Ireland decided that there was too much sugar in Subway´s bread.

In Ireland, bread belongs to food with 0% tax. However, according to Irish law, bread must have less than 2% of sugar of the weight of flour in it. In Subway´s bread is 10% of sugar, which means that it is legally not bread, and it belongs to the same group of products as cookies. Subway´s 6-inch white bread has as much sugar as an Oreo cookie.

In 2018, Subway closed more than 1,000 restaurants in the US. Some customers started to ask for healthier food; however, Subway was not able to react to the demand.

Difficult words: tax (a money that goes to the state when someone buys or sells something), flour (a white or brown powder that people use to make bread, cakes, and pastry), demand (what people want).

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