They are definitely expensive as far as I'm concerned. $5.50 for 4 patties in my neighborhood. Sadly for me, I'm willing to overpay because I love the taste so much. That frozen stuff ain't got nothing on the fresh varieties.
I've had both styles. The black bean and the quinoa. I think that I like the quinoa one slightly better. Which is surprising because I love black beans.
The first time I bit into one it took me back to my childhood and eating salisbury steak. Which was awesome.
The second time around it was like eating my mom's meatloaf as a kid, only not dry like my mom's meatloaf always was.
I don't even eat these things in sandwich form. I've contemplated using them in that application, but have yet to actually do so. I like how they taste so much so that I eat them straight up. Entirely plain. No bread. No condiments. I don't want to mask any of the flavor. I just break up with a fork and dig right in.
This has not been a paid endorsement. I have not been compensated in any way. It's just my honest opinion.