As I've said several times, I'm bound and determined to try every one of Trader Joe's fake meat products. And every time I think I've had them all, I stumble across another one.
This one is completely meh. The TJ's Blandification Committee thrashed it. The patties brown nicely, have a nice texture, and look like sausage. But they taste like grain. They're not awful, but much better versions of the same basic idea are available in most grocery stores, made by MorningStar, Boca, and others. Hey, Trader Joe's--how about adding some traditional sausage-like spices?
Will I buy it again?
As the official non-meat-eater of this team, I am always rooting for the success of this kind of product. Sadly, I must concur with Bob. These were just south of mediocre.