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  • Todays big news Subways bread isn’t bread!
  • joepud
    Free Member

    I mean im shocked they can even class it as food
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/01/irish-court-rules-subway-bread-is-not-bread

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    This news comes as no surprise.

    There is one near where I work and it’s always rammed with school kids and students.

    I have never bought one ,I never will.

    You are what you eat an all that.

    neilthewheel
    Full Member

    my experience of bread in the US is that it was all full of sugar.
    Most of what gets sold in the UK as bread shouldn’t qualify as food either, in my view.

    Spud
    Full Member

    Never have, never will either. The smell alone walking past one is enough to churn your stomach, so sweet.

    reluctantjumper
    Full Member

    We had a few Subways as customers in my old job for a while a few years ago meaning I got to see ‘behind the scenes’ as it were. 10 seconds there and reading the boxes the ‘food’ came in put me off ever buying their produce, to the point I refused any freebies I was offered! The smell, as mentioned above, is also foul!

    pondo
    Full Member

    I like their salads. 🙂

    finbar
    Free Member

    I feel the same way about Hovis, Warburtons etc.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    I got a bacon sandwich from there once. My first and last. Revolting.

    johndoh
    Free Member

    The smell alone walking past one is enough to churn your stomach, so sweet.

    Agreed – same goes for Dominos Pizza. In fact I am sure the two are interchangeable.

    binners
    Full Member

    I’m a huge fan of crap ‘food’ but I really can’t understand how anyone would want to eat anything that smells that bad. It’s absolutely vile!

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    Subway used to be my go-to fast food when out as you can load it up with actual, recognisable vegetables etc so at least it has some nutritional value! As mentioned the salads they do now eschew the bread so are genuinely pretty healthy I think.

    Most of what gets sold in the UK as bread shouldn’t qualify as food either, in my view.

    this is true, actual bread is a pretty niche product and tends to cost £3-4 for a small loaf IME. So much nicer though so always buy some from the local bakers when passing!

    molgrips
    Full Member

    Oh great another snobby food thread. How uplifting!

    nuke
    Full Member

    Have one every now & then and quite enjoy them. Same for McDonalds etc etc….everything in moderation and all that

    bentandbroken
    Full Member

    I like them, the choice of fresh veg toppings is great (even after reading about the server who stuck it up his nose), but then someone mentioned the smell. I had not really noticed it before, but now I have and I don’t like it :-/

    kayak23
    Full Member

    I never understood how they could make a baguette taste like fast food.

    This is how.

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    Oh great another snobby food thread. How uplifting!

    Not really,it’s shitty fast food being called out for being what it is.

    Spin
    Free Member

    Oh great another snobby food thread. How uplifting!

    Yup, this.

    I don’t mind the odd veggie sub. When we were bike touring in Newfoundland it was literally the only place you could get something green!

    Spin
    Free Member

    it’s shitty fast food being called out for being what it is.

    With that user name you really shouldn’t be commenting!

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Footlong BMT, cheese not toasted, everything but lettuce (to bulky), chipotle sauce, please.

    What was the question?

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Presumably brioche is out also?

    Then the food snobs will kick off.

    johndoh
    Free Member

    Same for McDonalds etc etc

    Now I quite like the odd MaccyD (about one every six months and usually because I have taken my kids into town shopping) but I simply do not enjoy the taste or smell of Subways. The last one I had was on a very hungover morning in Dublin in 2004 just after I had proposed to my wife.

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    As I typically only have one or two Honey Oat sandwiches a year as a treat, having not eaten a McD or KFC for decades, I can live with the sweet sandwich filling outer…

    I could probably do with discovering Tesco’s hot cross buns and chocolate raisins are toxic though! 😉

    oikeith
    Full Member

    I think McDonalds and Burger King buns are very similar, mainly sugar which turns golden brown to give the illusion of toasting

    johndoh
    Free Member

    I think McDonalds and Burger King buns are very similar, mainly sugar which turns golden brown to give the illusion of toasting

    However…
    An analysis of the receipts showed that the average sandwich bought at Subway had 784 calories in it. This compares to McDonald’s 582 calories.
    Subway, for example, offers a footlong Big Philly Cheesesteak that packs in 1,000 calories – almost double that of a Big Mac.

    From here

    derek_starship
    Free Member

    I don’t understand how people can describe McDonald’s as crap. The entire menu is pure nom.

    Agree about Subway though. Amazing that some are enticed and some disgusted by the smell. That melange of sweet and savoury is from Old Nick’s kitchen.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Subway, for example, offers a footlong Big Philly Cheesesteak that packs in 1,000 calories – almost double that of a Big Mac.

    Err… because it’s much bigger? There’s an easy way to half the calories… buy one half the size.

    hols2
    Free Member

    The bread’s sugar content – five times the qualifying limit under the act – means that it falls outside of the legal definition of a staple food. The ruling included white and wholegrain bread. The definition serves to differentiate bread from other baked goods.

    “The argument depends on the acceptance of the prior contention that the Subway heated sandwich contains ‘bread’ as defined, and therefore can be said to be food for the purposes of the Second Schedule rather than confectionary.

    So, let them eat cake.

    I’m not a big fan of Subways, but it’s mediocre rather than awful. I have McDs about once a month. You know what you’re getting (fried salt, basically), it’s excellent hangover food.

    edhornby
    Full Member

    I remember watching a telly programme where high end chefs try to recreate fast food as accurately as possible, the Flame Grilled Whopper was one of them and the roll was the hardest bit because it wasn’t bread, it was a cake batter.

    binners
    Full Member

    I don’t understand how people can describe McDonald’s as crap.

    Same here. Theres few better things in the world than a double sausage and egg McMuffin or a Big Mac.

    Actually…. I’ve not had one for ages. I’m defo going for a Maccy D’s later 😀

    prawny
    Full Member

    I love subway me. What do people expect? It’s not health food.

    The footlong comparison with a big Mack is wrong anyway. You couldn’t just have a Big Mac and be satisfied, you’d have fries, but you’d not have fries with a subway, they don’t sell them for one. A big tasty is around a 1000 calories and tastes like shit, and you have fries with it.

    Footlong meat feast, cheese and toasted, lettuce, pickles, sweetcorn and jalapeños with Mayo for me please.

    Bon appetite!

    johndoh
    Free Member

    You couldn’t just have a Big Mac and be satisfied

    I do. That’s all I ever get when I go in with the kids. I never get a Meal Deal etc.

    madhouse
    Full Member

    Sensationalist click-bait.

    The Irish court doesn’t actually state it’s not bread, just that it’s not classed as a staple food under a VAT law due to its sugar content meaning that from a VAT point of view it’s a baked good.

    It’s still bread, just the VAT man doesn’t classify it as such.

    Haven’t had a Subway for ages, probably fair to say there’s worse sandwiches for sale in Tesco from a nutritional point of view. Everything in moderation and all that.

    rickmeister
    Full Member

    Footlong meat feast

    I thought that was a “film” title from the specialised niche genre….

    blurty
    Full Member

    If you’ve not tried one and are passing judgement on here – shame on you.

    You really should try one, in my limited experience they are are really revolting, just as bad as you’d fear. The quality control was good – the second one I had was just as minging as the first.

    hols2
    Free Member

    You couldn’t just have a Big Mac and be satisfied

    I do. That’s all I ever get when I go in with the kids. I never get a Meal Deal etc.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Used to get one a week or so on lunch breaks when I was working up in town. I avoid the “bacon” that they put into it though, that really cheap streaky fat is vile.

    P-Jay
    Free Member

    I bloody Love a Subway…

    I’ve been having salads of late, not because I don’t think their Bread is really bread or indeed Air quotes Food, because, well it clearly is, but to cut the calories.

    If anyone’s asking:

    Footlong Tuna, Hearty Italian Bread, cheese, not toasted. Olives, Peppers, Pickles, Chillis with hot chilli sauce.

    13thfloormonk
    Full Member

    Used to love them as a student, as above, if you start with chicken, loads of veg on top, then the only real evils were the sauces and, apparently, the bread.

    I guess the only criticism you could level at them is if they touted it as genuinely healthy (which they probably do, I just can’t be bothered checking the advertising). I think I was disappointed last time I got one, the chicken is no longer diced ‘real’ chicken but some sort of shiny looking revolting patty?

    The smell is the weirdest thing, it almost has a life of its own! We worked in a 16 storey tower in Vancouver, and when a Subway concession was put in on the ground floor, there were naturally concerns about the smell permeating the building. Turns out the only floor it permeated was the ‘executive’ top floor due to an interesting example of the stack effect up the lift shaft effectively sucking the smell all the way up the building until the top floor. It was like a smoke test or something, they should have paid Subway for the privilege as it probably saved them a tonne of heating energy patching up the leaky lift shaft 😀

    DaveyBoyWonder
    Free Member

    Making me fancy going and getting a footlong tuna mayo, grilled with cheese, all the salad and a chilli sauce on an a hearty italian sugary bread looking thing. Yummy.

    twinw4ll
    Free Member

    Is cheap cider drunk in a subway really cider?
    This stuff is life changing 😶

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