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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein, Double Rich Chocolate 5 lb (2341 g)

 
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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mix (15)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (14)
  • Easy to swallow (13)
  • Effective (13)
  • Good value (9)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • For workouts (12)
  • Daily use (8)
  • Dietary replacement (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Weekend warrior (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent

Mixes with a spoon, goes down smooth, tastes good considering it's so low in sugar and fat, digests easily (no gas), and it doesn't contain anything you don't need. I take it...Read complete review

Mixes with a spoon, goes down smooth, tastes good considering it's so low in sugar and fat, digests easily (no gas), and it doesn't contain anything you don't need. I take it 3 times daily: once mid-morning, once after my afternoon core exercise, and once after my 1.5 mile swim. I've seen strong improvements in muscle quantity and tone, and an improvement in the health of my fingernails and cuticles. I had problems after drastically cutting calories to get rid of excess weight: the body likes to burn amino acids before its fat stores because they're easier to convert to glucose. The protein also helps with the gnawing hunger from the dieting.

My only complaint is that this stuff is so expensive for what amounts to a waste product from cheese manufacturing. But it is cheaper than most meats.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not digest well

I was so excited when I read all the good reviews about this protein that I couldn't wait to try it. The taste is not that great but it was tolerable. This did work ...Read complete review

I was so excited when I read all the good reviews about this protein that I couldn't wait to try it. The taste is not that great but it was tolerable. This did work for recovery but also gave me severe constipation. I tried adding coconut oil to it & taking fiber supplements. Still passing everyday was a struggle. I've tried cheaper Whey proteins that gave me the same trouble. Was so dissapointed that this more expensive one did too.
If this shake doesn't give you digestive problems its great for recovery.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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4.0

Not Bad

By Quality Consumer

from NY

describe yourself Beginner Gym-goer, Weekend Warrior

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Mix
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dietary Replacement
    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

    all the goodness in a tub

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    5.0

    Great stuff

    By Linda

    from Chicago IL

    describe yourself Rarely Work Out

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

      This is a great product. I used to use Jay Robb but this is half the price and very similar. I'm a vegetarian and this is a great way to start my day with lots of protein. I put in almond milk with frozen blueberries and I'm good to go, don't get hungry for 5 hours.

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      2.0

      Does not digest well

      By Cowgirl

      from Texas

      describe yourself Runner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Swallow
      • Shortens Recovery Time

      Cons

      • Causes Side Effects
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Tastes Bad

      Best Uses

      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

      I was so excited when I read all the good reviews about this protein that I couldn't wait to try it. The taste is not that great but it was tolerable. This did work for recovery but also gave me severe constipation. I tried adding coconut oil to it & taking fiber supplements. Still passing everyday was a struggle. I've tried cheaper Whey proteins that gave me the same trouble. Was so dissapointed that this more expensive one did too.
      If this shake doesn't give you digestive problems its great for recovery.

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By Bryan

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      describe yourself Weekend Warrior

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Effective
      • Shortens Recovery Time
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • For Workouts

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

        This is by far my favorite protein powder. I like the vanilla flavor best. Its low in fat and cholesteral compaired to most others and a serving is one scoop not 2 like most others. I mix with nonfat milk, a bananna and a spoon full of peanut butter and it tastes great after a workout! Iv been buying this here for years but not sure why DS raised their price on this all of a sudden. Its Cheaper anywhere else!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Perfect!

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        4.0

        Best I've tried

        By 2xx2xy

        from USA

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

            I've tried many protein whey products, and this is the best so far. Most have a chalky, nasty flavor. This one isn't bad at all.

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            4.0

            This is Good

            By QMan

            from Minnesota

            Pros

            • Easy To Mix
            • Easy To Swallow
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For Workouts

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

              Don't listen to other reviews, this stuff tastes just fine. I mix 2 scoops, a cup of milk, two handfuls of ice in a blender and it is as good as any I have tried. Since it is "double chocolate", it does have more chocolate than others I've tried. Something to look forward to after a good workout. No artificial aftertaste, but I would appreciate a more natural sweetener on the ingredients list. Also, wait for a promotion/sale and stock up.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best protein shake on the market today!

              By Al your pal

              from Denver, CO

              describe yourself Competitive Athlete, Runner

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Mix
              • Easy To Swallow
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dietary Replacement
                • For Workouts

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

                This is bar none the best protein powder on the market. It has all that you need, and none of what you don't need. Don't mess with the pre-made shakes, get this one, mix it with frozen fruit, and enjoy. Low fat, high protein, just awesome. Enjoy!

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                taste like [*] so it must be good

                By belizean thunder

                from socal

                describe yourself P90X

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Mix
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Poor Taste

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • For Workouts

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

                the taste is bad, and it is not as thick a shake as the gnc gold whey that ive been using. matter of fact i wouldnt even call it a shake, even with 6oz or less per scoop its still very watery. but then again i dont buy this stuff for the taste. other than that it seems like a good product.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Tastes Great!!! Good Stuff.

                By Melissa F.

                from Freeport, GBI

                describe yourself To loose weight tone up

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Mix
                • Easy To Swallow
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • For Workouts

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

                  Highly recommended

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                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good, except does NOT mix w/ hot liquids

                  By msls

                  from Chicago

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

                      This product does not mix with hot liquids, such as coffee or hot water.

                      I like to mix my protein powder with my coffee every morning, so this product was not suitable for me.

                      Otherwise, it is a very good product.

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