The website brags that this patty is, "an awesome taste sensation which is both familiar and completely new!" So there's that, whatever that means. So I cooked up a patty, sort of following the directions on the box. They were well-browned just a few minutes into the time suggested (5-7 minutes on each side), and hot all the way through, so I pulled it out of the pan.
Anyway, time for the tasting. I had been promised a familiar and yet new taste sensation, but I have to say, it reminded me very much of the last time I ate a Sunshine Burger. It tasted like a big mouthful of sunflower seeds. No sage, no pepper, (which they specifically named as spices used to season this patty), no any of the other ingredients listed. What a bummer. Maybe if I put it on an english muffin with egg, cheese, salsa, and maybe a different brand of sausage patty, I'd have something. This was not even remotely reminiscent of a breakfast sausage. But hey, if you like sunflower seeds and want to eat a bunch of them all at once, here's the perfect breakfast patty for you!
Texture - kinda mushy on the inside, which maybe if I overcooked it (as directed) would go away
Flavor - SUNFLOWER SEEDS!
Final grade for this attempt: D