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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 Protein, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mix (18)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (17)
  • Easy to swallow (15)
  • Effective (15)
  • Good value (12)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • For workouts (14)
  • Daily use (10)
  • Dietary replacement (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Weekend warrior (4)

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...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.

VS

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 22 customers

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5.0

Love it!

By Jaygerbs

from Painesville, oh

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dietary Replacement
    • For Workouts

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

    Great taste, great value, effective meal replacement or protein source for muscles.

     
    5.0

    Great Product But Beware the Expiration Date

    By Potomac Padre

    from Potomac, Maryland

    describe yourself Work out regularly

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Workouts

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

      Great product available at a reasonable price at drugstore.com.

       
      5.0

      Expensive but tastes great!

      By Ambs

      from Indy

      describe yourself Weekend Warrior

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      Expensive but great taste!

       
      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 Protein, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 lb:

        all the goodness in a tub

         
        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 Protein, 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.

           
          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 Protein, 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.

           
          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 Protein, 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!

             
            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 Protein, 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.

                 
                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 Protein, 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.

                  (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 Protein, 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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