Product Review – Schär Backstuben Express Fein

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’ve never been impressed with the gluten free bread offerings here in Germany.  Generally they’re all sturdy lumps of bread with a stale consistency, which, upon entering your mouth, crumble into a powdery dust.  But, thankfully, things are changing, even if a little on the slow side.  A while ago I came across a new offering from Schär on the shelves of my local reformhaus (it’s hard to miss as it comes in it’s own giant balloon like package) and promptly purchased some with the notion that it would be the same as all the previous offerings.  Passable, but not great (my positivity that it’s worth buying new breads, as they may actually be good, mixed in with my negativity that all gluten free bread here is generally bad).

So, when I actually tried some, I was pleasantly surprised.  It’s soft, fairly fresh and doesn’t crumble too much.  On my personal scale of ‘Compressed Sand’ to ‘Are you sure this isn’t gluten bread?’, it’s up there, around the 8.5 out of 10 mark, and it’s definitly the best glutenfrei bread I’ve had here.  The only grumble I have is that you do not get many slices, but it’s not the end of the world.

In conclusion, yes, buy it, although expect to be mostly satisfied rather than amazed.



4 thoughts on “Product Review – Schär Backstuben Express Fein

  1. I’m so happy I found your blog! I’ve decided to go gluten-free for a month to see if that’ll help me with some health problems and just went in a reform house to look at their gluten free section. What a bunch of gross looking stuff that was. And expensive. I’ll go back and get this bread! I think I saw it. Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  2. Hello,

    can you tell me please where can I buy Schär Products,here in Berlin,please?

    Thank You.


    Paula Machado

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