Food Theory: Is Subway Bread ACTUALLY Cake?

Oct 22, 2020
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Have you seen the headlines about Subway? A ruling in Ireland stated that due to the recipe of Subway bread it cannot actually be classified as... bread. What have we been EATING? Today Loyal Theorists, we are rising to the occasion of this bread controversy! What makes bread able to be classified as bread? Can you stretch those rules? Would you eat a sandwich made with cake? All this and more in today's episode of Food Theory!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick, Luke Barats, and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Forrest Lee, Edward Earl Newton, and Koen Verhagen
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  • I knew it

    TheOdd1sOutTheOdd1sOutMonth ago
    • Yep

      Tai NguyenTai Nguyen20 days ago
    • It's that you James A.K.A theodd1sout

      chaze the gamerchaze the gamer26 days ago
    • @annoyed bro X y-yeah that them

      LxnnzeeLxnnzeeMonth ago

      TheTheaterDorkTheTheaterDorkMonth ago
    • what

      Jack JonesJack JonesMonth ago
  • I see you misspelling dessert

    Adrienne LaddAdrienne Ladd39 minutes ago
  • .....WTF Welp I've Always Knew People Were Hungry For Drama But Didnt Think They Were this Hungry...

    TheTrickster • 7 Years agoTheTrickster • 7 Years agoHour ago
  • People in Ireland have no teebth djdbdh

    DxnnyzzzDxnnyzzz3 hours ago

    James Slay IIIJames Slay III3 hours ago
  • Make a theory about theories

    Zexuan ZengZexuan Zeng5 hours ago
  • Next theory Doritos are not chips they are candy and no one should eat it

    Adele ColluraAdele Collura6 hours ago
  • Honey Oat is superior. I have been consuming it for all my childhood and it’s delicious. Change my mind.

    Maleeka AbbasMaleeka Abbas7 hours ago
  • So the bread is actually bread. That's a relief.

    Soronexle Matrix 41Soronexle Matrix 418 hours ago
  • Subway cakery

    Lemmy Kato_Lemmy Kato_10 hours ago
  • In Ireland if you want to be a politician you have to have a fetish of taxing people, it's how they get off

    ITz ColmITz Colm11 hours ago
  • Now what is a unit of subways bread

    Quite Anonymous 1130Quite Anonymous 113012 hours ago
  • I have an idea... let's just eat the f###king sandwich and not look at it from a molecular structure to disprove that its bread, I mean its a goddamn sandwich

    Benjamin marshBenjamin marsh12 hours ago
  • Next theory Food isn't food

    Benjamin 19Benjamin 1912 hours ago
  • As an ex subway employee I love the puns

    Lex PLex P14 hours ago
  • 9:54 Dessert matpat dessert!

    Stella NgStella Ng15 hours ago
  • Tbh I don’t eat the bread that’s not Actually bread soooooo

    themonstertruckrockersthemonstertruckrockers17 hours ago
  • Just a note from a Baker. The bread I make doesn't have sugar in it. I view anything with extra sugar or fats as enriched dough and and is sorta a sweet bread. I do make things with olive oil in it. And no sugar but I don't really see that as enrichment to a degree. Its all kinda subjective

    EclispestarEclispestar17 hours ago
  • I knew it

    Christopher PhamChristopher Pham18 hours ago
  • I just wanna say that you got the shape of Ireland wrong the north/UK part of Ireland is still part of the country their just still loyal to the Crown, I know this maybe confusing for you but take it from someone who actually lives their also your saying it wrong your supposed to say it like areland not ierlind

    Dáithí MullinsDáithí Mullins19 hours ago
  • the odd ones out is that actually you im a big fan i watch almost every single vid if thats you im just saying im a big fan

    becka boundsbecka bounds22 hours ago
  • The bread was a lie.

    The KyuberThe Kyuber23 hours ago
  • Ah, "healthy bread". Tale as old as thyme.

    Dylan WilliamsDylan WilliamsDay ago
  • Pretty sure matpat was hired by Subway to use this video in court

    General AlduinGeneral AlduinDay ago
  • 3:19 genuinely terrified me

    Bethany CarterBethany CarterDay ago
  • ahem: "milk bread" in my old cookbooks is NOT a highly sugary confection like JAPANESE milk bread is it just means a bread with milk as one of the ingredients. that is, dairy, not pareve the milk bread in my recipe book for, say, my bread machine has no more sugar in it than the regular bread, it just uses milk instead of some of the water

    Kirsten HouseknechtKirsten HouseknechtDay ago
  • Do a theory about bone apple tea! Or about localization. My friend who lives in China went to a restaurant that advertised paella, but it was really just the same ingredients as paella served as something more similar to egg foo young and he found that really offensive. I disagree with him on that because it's not like 90% of the stuff sold as Chinese or Indian food in European descendant dominated areas would be recognizable as Chinese or Indian food to natives of those countries. The fortune cookie was invented in California and tikka masala is from Glasgow. If the same thing is happening in reverse, then who are we to judge?

    Safiya MukhamadovaSafiya MukhamadovaDay ago
  • Can't Subway pay different taxes in different countries? Aren't they doing that already?

    illesizsillesizsDay ago
  • plot twist: subway pulled a Arby’s and made it MEAT

    Jellyjake1123 -RBLXJellyjake1123 -RBLXDay ago
  • Who else is eating left over Thanksgiving buns while watching this

    LazyLazyDay ago
  • 11:04 So you could start selling cupcakes and cookies and having them 'usually known as' bread cookies and bread cupcakes (only in name), and they would qualify for tax exemption regardless of sugar content? (as well as a cake designed to look similar to a loaf of bread, like with fondant art) fantastic system.

    Stefan FStefan FDay ago
  • I like how he puts seàn in when he says ireland or irish In the start

    maze girlmaze girlDay ago
  • And they call chips crisps and call fries chips and call cookies biscuits .they're nuts

    Al BAl BDay ago
  • I thought the bread was yoga mats

    Declan BachnerDeclan BachnerDay ago
  • I love your intro it has so many Easter eggs XD

  • I’ve learned more from matpat than my teachers could ever teach me 😂

    Keyon RulezKeyon RulezDay ago
  • What the heck is going on with auto English subtitles???

    Ярослав, зовсім не, ГергільЯрослав, зовсім не, ГергільDay ago
  • Me: Is eating bread Video: Is talking about subway bread being fake Me again: Well the bread being fake just makes it tasty

    Bananar BoomerBananar BoomerDay ago
  • best part about living in europ is that we don't have to callcualte som stupid tax on the end of our groccery store bill our taxes is allredy callculated in the price of the items.

    rampage the sneaky lil bitchrampage the sneaky lil bitchDay ago
  • Wait... It's gonna be taxed like a "desert?" Oh, boy. That's gonna be expensive 9:48

    Alexa FAlexa FDay ago
  • 13:05 This just hurt

    Üńìx ZíèsTōÜńìx ZíèsTōDay ago
  • Taxes. The most ridiculously convoluted and nonsesical laws desined to get as much money from citizens as possible without causing anarchy.

    Chris B.Chris B.Day ago
  • Imagine spending hours researching Irish bread laws, and still not knowing how to spell "dessert". Spellcheck is not your friend, but that's just a theory.

    Timmy NguyenTimmy Nguyen2 days ago
  • 1:17 horrible pun you fricc

    CalculatinGeniusCalculatinGenius2 days ago
  • grain doesn't sound like a word

    SillqeSillqe2 days ago
  • He got a little worked up about the classification of bread...

    Tessa JohnsonTessa Johnson2 days ago
  • When you see what you can get on a Subway sandwich, the grain/sugar ratio in the bread really does not mean much...

    Keith ClinganKeith Clingan2 days ago
  • ToOrU 🤪oIkAwAs🥰 fAvOrITe 😋 fOoD 🍱 iS 🤭MiLk BrEaD 🥛🍞

    a.dead. weeba.dead. weeb2 days ago
  • I'm so brain dead from life that he said milk bread, and I just went "Tooru Oikawa's favorite food is milk bread, his personal motto is if you're going to hit it, hit it till it breaks!" And I don't know how to feel-

    Serymar MatiasSerymar Matias2 days ago
  • Matpat says "for you American viewers out there" like he's not American

    CornManXIIICornManXIII3 days ago
  • subway bread

    kennybirdykennybirdy3 days ago
  • I just noticed bobs burgers was in your intro

    kaikai3 days ago
  • but hey thats just a theory a foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood theory

    soomin leesoomin lee3 days ago
  • I work at a subway lol

    Keep1n1tFr0st1eKeep1n1tFr0st1e3 days ago
  • Woah. Why aren't you a lawyer?

    William BackusWilliam Backus3 days ago
  • The opposite of unleavened bread is raisin bread

    Aaron UrtonAaron Urton3 days ago
  • They add sugar to mask the weird after taste from the bread, and it didn't work. I don't know what kind of preservatives they use, but Subway probably has the worst bread ever.

    ph kgph kg3 days ago
  • Why is the whole grain stamp Aprooving this as 100% whole grain in the first place.

    None YallNone Yall3 days ago
  • Watching this knowing you reacted to gamer from mars content vid like a lame

    Henry RichardsHenry Richards4 days ago
  • We thneed answers

    owl_barrel 99owl_barrel 994 days ago
  • Well.......I'm going to Subway for my hibernation this year with all of that sugar!!

    Mysterious ThingsMysterious Things4 days ago
  • The Irish tax law is not undermined by health regulation definitions as they are talking about different things. The tax definition is to differentiate between luxury and staple commodities (the UK has a sugar tax) but you do not mention this when comparing laws. The tax law in Eire is defining staple bread, and non-staple bread, not defining bread.

    Cittasanto's HumanitiesCittasanto's Humanities4 days ago
  • Actual video starts at min 8:00 prior to that is only gibberish

    FewRxiFewRxi4 days ago
  • I know what it is Cake, it’s cake.

    Un FunnyUn Funny4 days ago
  • Phoenix would never eat the subway sandwich, in japanifornia they only eat b u r g e r s

    Godot Pfp bottom textGodot Pfp bottom text4 days ago
  • While the graphics are slightly obnoxious to me and the high pitch comedic punch lines are unnerving, the information was presented masterfully. Very well written, and I see and recognize your work. Well done.... and I'm just an old media guy. Keep it up,

    David OssoDavid Osso4 days ago
  • to be fair, most bread from america has more sugar than most sweet pastries in other countries and people from foreign countries have commented on it

    GustyGusty5 days ago
  • Why does he show his face over a million times ? Ego much ?

    Craig ConwayCraig Conway5 days ago
  • 7:05 bruh you just go home and put it in the microwave.

    Noah ChoiNoah Choi5 days ago
  • I worked at a Subway - honestly, you REALLY don't want to eat there. The stuff that I could tell you would turn your stomach.

    KristenKristen5 days ago
  • Fun fact, mc Donald’s buns are also cakes

    Zappo 616Zappo 6165 days ago
  • Just an idea, is a dilemma in Mexico, quesadillas con queso o sin queso/ queso = cheess, in mexico is a big deal this topic

    Franco Arias CelmaFranco Arias Celma5 days ago
  • As an Irish person that very very very annoying because it love subway

    Willie QuilliganWillie Quilligan5 days ago
  • America! known for having sandwich crisis! or at least i wish..

    DIY GMRDIY GMR5 days ago
  • I didn't understand a single thing during this entire video, but I still enjoyed! 👍

    JaimmvJaimmv5 days ago
  • Is cereal a soup?

    Ethan LinEthan Lin5 days ago
  • OwO

    WeedFurWeedFur5 days ago
  • Once I got a foot long but instead I got the best day of my life and came home with a 14 inch sandwich

    the weirdothe weirdo5 days ago
  • Why should Ireland care about Bread in other countries? That is their definition of a Bread, so it shall be.

    scorpioninpinkscorpioninpink6 days ago
  • Last year i measured a footlong and i swear it was 11 inches

    Anthony SpontellaAnthony Spontella6 days ago
  • I don’t care if it’s cake

    The Amazing I don’t knowThe Amazing I don’t know6 days ago
  • This whole theory is just applying prescriptivism instead of descriptivism

    HeikaHeika6 days ago
  • Subway 11 inch Cake wait isn't 11 inches a French Foot

    stephanie kievaughanstephanie kievaughan6 days ago
  • "Hey judge, what's your educational background?" "I have a law degree, obviously." "And do you bake? Or study nutrition regularly?" "I do not." "Then why are we letting you decide what's bread and what's cake?" "Because taxes."

    darkdudironajidarkdudironaji6 days ago
  • Yes its bread i used to work there

    Jeffrey TorresJeffrey Torres6 days ago
  • I love the taste of hole grande bread

    LT TricksterLT Trickster6 days ago
  • That why subway subs all taste the same no matter what meats you get it all taste like bread no favor 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    JFIVEJFIVE6 days ago
  • What about sweet bread? Is that bread

    Guacaforggy :PGuacaforggy :P6 days ago
  • 1970: Oh boy! I can't wait for all the scientific discoveries we will make in 50 years. 2020: Subway bread is not bread.

    The TrainmobileThe Trainmobile6 days ago
  • Me eating subway like: 👁👄👁

    liloz sharoliloz sharo6 days ago
  • by watching this video it`s kinda make me want to eat subway sandwich

    Adlan KacakAdlan Kacak7 days ago
  • Dessert misspelled as desert at 9:55

    James BerendJames Berend7 days ago
  • It's pronounced soobway

    Evelina San MateoEvelina San Mateo7 days ago
  • why aren't my cookies delicious, I'm being cheated by cookie

    no uno u7 days ago
  • Whats next? Life theory?????

    Charger plesCharger ples7 days ago
  • If it smells like bread,looks like bread and tastes like bread then what is it? Bred.

    Chen LindaChen Linda7 days ago
  • For profit food chains like Subway aren't staple foods that shpuld be tax exempt. Subways bread being legally bread elsewhere than Ireland aside, they are objectively not a staple food, they are a fast-food outlet. A luxury. Why does law ignore basic sense so often? So what if their sandwhiches are bread, and could, maybe considered a staple meal? They are a for-profit, fast food outlet. Not a luxury, should not be exempt. Digusting that subways attempt to skip out on laws cos "its bread" wasn't laughed out of the courts immediately.

    Sean NormoyleSean Normoyle7 days ago
  • Wait it’s all cake? Always have been

    Victoria BermanVictoria Berman7 days ago
  • -carries my foot long sub- me: uhhhhh this is nothing also me: -carries sandwhich and eats it-

    MaddieCatUltraMaddieCatUltra7 days ago
  • I am eating subway right now ... I hope I'm eating a sandwich

    l ml m7 days ago