It's absolutely brilliant comedy + tasty breads, up until the start of the 4th arc (Yakitate!! 25, only Yakitate!! 9 in the anime). That's when the reactions start getting pretty vague and/or downright bad if you try to translate them from Japanese. The breads are still very interesting though, and they also make new competition pieces which aren't primarily breads.
It's not yet fully translated, currently puttering about somewhere mid-Yakitate!! 25, but there is still plenty to read. I highly recommend reading it just for the first 3 arcs (Pantasia Entrance, Newcomers Battle, and Monaco Cup) as they are really solid entertainment.