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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate ( ) 5 Pound Powder (74 servings)


Product Label

  • Whey Protein Isolates
  • Hydrowhey® Peptides
  • 24G Protein
  • 5.5G BCAA's
  • 4G Glutamine & Precursors
  • 74 Servings
  • The True Strength of Whey
  • Whey Protein Isolates are the purest form of whey protein that exists. Hydrowhey® consists of proteins strategically broken down (hydrolyzed) into smaller pieces called peptides for faster utilization by the body. Both are costly to use, but whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® hydrolyzed whey peptides are the best whey proteins that money can buy. That's why they're the first few ingredients you read on the Gold Standard 100% Whey™ label. By using whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® as primary ingredients, we're able to pack 24 grams of the fastest, muscle-building protein into every serving with a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff you can do without. There's no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.
  • The Advanced Gold Standard Whey Protein Blend:
  • Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is made of an exclusive blend of:
  • Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Hydrowhey® Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides
  • Beyond the Basics:
  • Packed with Whey Protein isolates (WPI)
  • Higher Protein Percentage (24 grams of protein; nearly 79% protein by weight).
  • Includes Hydrowhey®, strategically hydrolyzed, low molecular weight whey peptides to make protein faster acting.
  • Contains Lactase and Aminogen® digestive enzymes to enhance utilization.
  • Whey Protein Microfractions including Alpha-lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Beta-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulin G (lgG), Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, and various growth factors.
  • Over 4 grams of Glutamine & glutamine precursors.
  • More than 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, isoleucine, and Valine) in each scoop.

Directions

To encourage a positive nitrogen balance,consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over 4-6 small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Warning

This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans. For use as a dietary supplement only.Do not use for weight reduction. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to daignose,treat,cure,or prevent any disease.

100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 SCOOP
Servings Per Container   74
 
Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value
Calories
120 
N/A*
Calories From Fat
15 
N/A*
Total Fat
1.5 Gm
2%
Saturated Fat
1 Gm
5%
Cholesterol
30 Mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
3 Gm
1%
Sugars
1 Gm
N/A*
Protein
24 Gm
48%
Calcium
170 
17%
Sodium
80 Mg
3%
Potassium
250 Mg
7%
Enzyme BlendAMINOGEN, LACTASE(STANDARDIZED TO 100,000 FCC UNITS/G)
25 Mg
N/A*
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa, (Processed with Alkali),Natural Flavor,Lecithin,Acesulfame,Potassium,Salt.

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100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate Reviews

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Optimum Nutrition100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder
 
4.6

(based on 171 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality (81)
  • Satisfaction (77)
  • Price (73)
  • Value (69)
  • Convenience (59)

Cons

  • Tastes bad (5)
  • Poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (54)
  • Men (34)
  • Meal replacement (25)
  • As A snack (24)
  • Women (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (22), Weekend warrior (11), Runner (9), Gym rat (4), Strength training (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very versatile product.

Mixes well in either a shaker cup or in a blender. I've mixed it with almond mix, water, 2% and whole milk and it tastes good in any of them. The chocolate combines...Read complete review

Mixes well in either a shaker cup or in a blender. I've mixed it with almond mix, water, 2% and whole milk and it tastes good in any of them. The chocolate combines well with fruit but if you plan to blend up some vegetables (I use a lot of spinach) then stick to the vanilla. I've experienced some visceral fat retention with the other brands because of their use of corn syrup solids to give their protein a good flavor. This has no corn syrup, 1 gm sugar and 3 carbs per serving making it the lowest insulin response inducing protein I've used to date (and the flavor is still very nice).

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bitter due to Acesulfame potassium. Yuk.

The artificial sweetener, Acesulfame potassium, is used in this product. Because they don't use a complementary sweetener to mask the bitterness of this "Ace K", the end product...Read complete review

The artificial sweetener, Acesulfame potassium, is used in this product. Because they don't use a complementary sweetener to mask the bitterness of this "Ace K", the end product is very bitter tasting. There are MANY other sweeteners that have been used successfully in different types of protein supplements. Why ON would settle for such a mediocre sweetner in such a popular product is beyond logical. The extra 10 calories you save between this artificial product and the NATURAL version is totally worth the better flavor and healthier option of the natural chocolate version.

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4.0

Good Supplement

By James from North Bergen

from North Bergen

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Nutritional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As A Snack

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

    This is a great product !

     
    4.0

    Good Nutrition

    By James from North Bergen

    from North Bergen

    About Me Weekend Warrior

    See all my reviews

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

          Simply Great !

           
          4.0

          Great Product

          By James from North Bergen

          from North Bergen

          About Me Rarely Work Out

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

              This is simply one of the best products available in the market for reasonable price.

               
              5.0

              The best protein

              By Zacamuscle

              from Florida

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Pros

              • Goes Down Easy
              • Good Value
              • Nutritional
              • Provides A Boost
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • As A Snack
                • Everyday Use
                • Meal Replacement
                • Men
                • Women

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                I take 1 scoop in the morning and one after working out the taste is awesome and it helps to reach my protein intake in a daily basis. I really recommend this product.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Delicious! Satisfied customer!

                By Jules on a diet

                from Austin, Texas

                About Me Cardio, Competitive Athlete, Exercise, Muscle Definition, Runner, Weight Loss

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes Down Easy
                • Good Value
                • Nutritional
                • Provides A Boost
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • As A Snack
                  • Everyday Use
                  • Meal Replacement
                  • Men

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                  This was my first ever protein powder purchase. It was recommended by a fellow colleague, so I guess technically I have never really tried any protein shakes besides this one and the one's at my gym that are super over priced! But, I have heard nothing but good reviews about the Double Rich Chocolate flavor, and it sure does live up to it's hype. I drink it with Unsweetened Almond Milk and about 1oz of Heavy Cream sometimes, and it literally tastes like a milk shake! Sometimes, I put oats, cinnamon, almond butter, stevia as well to experiment. Super worth it. I'll be buying this one again. OH, I also bought it cause of it's nutrition value.. it is low Carb and is easier to do my macronutrients.

                   
                  5.0

                  100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate

                  By joe willy

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Goes Down Easy
                  • Good Value
                  • Nutritional
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                    I drink this every morning with whole milk and it tastes amazing.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Protein Powder!!!!

                    By ipopholly

                    from Devine Texas

                    About Me Amateur Bodybuilder

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Meal Replacement

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                      use it mainly with almond milk don't
                      really like it with water,but it is good

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By Rocket33

                      from Michigan

                      About Me I Work 12hr Mids Shift, Strength training, Workout On Off Days

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Good Value
                      • Mixes well
                      • Nutritional

                      Cons

                      • Improve Chocolate Taste

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Snack
                      • Men
                      • Pre And Post Workout
                      • Women

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                      This is a great protein product overall. The 5lb is the best way to get the most out of your money. Optimum Nutrition has a very high quality protein along with BCAA's that if you stay committed to your work out plan and diet YOU WILL SEE RESULTS! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I have had better tasting chocolate proteins. Overall, a must have!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Standard for all others

                      By Bryan

                      from Binghamton, NY

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                      Great protein powder. If you're not sure which flavor to get just go with the double chocolate

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Whey protein

                      By IT muscle

                      from League City TX

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Good Value
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Men
                        • Post-workout
                        • Women

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                        This is in my opinion the best Whey protein out there. The taste is good and the addition of 5.5 G of BCAA and 4G of Glutamine makes this a great muscle building supplement.

                         
                        5.0

                        LOVE IT!

                        By Zach

                        from Kearney, NE

                        About Me Competitive Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Snack
                          • Everyday Use

                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                          I take this product after my workouts and it always makes me feel great. I have used it for almost 3 years now and cannot see myself changing protein.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          a godsend for my Bikram yoga

                          By Ja the Bikram Yoga Guy

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Competitive Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Goes Down Easy
                          • Good Value
                          • Nutritional
                          • Provides A Boost
                          • Tastes Good

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bikram Yoga
                            • Everyday Use
                            • Men
                            • Women

                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                            I've been doing a lot of Bikram yoga, and when you're pushing hard in a room that's at least 105 degrees, you need something that will stay in your stomach and not cause you to upchuck.

                            The only thing that I can keep down is this Optimum Nutrition protein. One major advantage it has over a lot of other protein powders I've tried is that you don't need a blender to completely dissolve it. You just dump it into a cup, pour water into it, screw on the top, and shake it a few times and everything is dissolved.

                            There are no negatives about this product, and that makes it one of the few products I've ever used that are just 100% goodness.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Protein

                            By Dope23

                            from Sturgis mi

                            About Me Bodybuilder

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Goes Down Easy
                            • Good Value
                            • Nutritional
                            • Provides A Boost
                            • Tastes Good

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Men

                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                              Great protein 24 g protein per servings add a scoop with some PB milk great shake

                               
                              5.0

                              Best Protein

                              By Gunner

                              from Connecticut

                              About Me Competitive Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Goes Down Easy
                              • Good Value
                              • Nutritional
                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday Use
                                • Men

                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                best flavor and results

                                 
                                5.0

                                For faster recovery and building muscles

                                By MiguelAngel

                                from Chicago IL

                                About Me Running And Strenght

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Goes Down Easy
                                • Tastes Good

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Use
                                  • Men
                                  • Women

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                  I use the product after every long run, also I do Strenght Training to keep my muscles in good shape and everytime I do weight training I also use it afterwards, for faster recovery on my muscles and I feel much better afterwards as well. I like this brand since it desolves fast and tastes good.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good stuff

                                  By nonsense

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Goes Down Easy
                                  • Not Clumpy Or Grainy
                                  • Tastes Good

                                  Cons

                                  • It's Not Free

                                  Best Uses

                                  • As A Snack
                                  • Everyday Use
                                  • Get Strong Like Bull
                                  • Men
                                  • Women

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                  Tastes great, dissolves quickly and completely. You can mix it in very little water and it will always dissolve and not become clumpy or grainy. There's a reason this is the gold standard

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  The Best Protein Powder on the Market

                                  By Infiniteblaq

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Goes Down Easy
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Nutritional
                                  • Provides A Boost
                                  • Tastes Good

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • Meal Replacement
                                    • Men
                                    • Women

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                    Easy to mix with or without a shaker and the best tasting. Filled with everything you need to build a healthy lean physique. Great to have when you are unable to eat whole foods.

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Best protein i have a ever had!

                                    By Jpardo8

                                    from Redwood City

                                    About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Weekend Warrior

                                    Pros

                                    • Goes Down Easy
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Greattaste
                                    • Great taste
                                    • Nutritional
                                    • Provides A Boost
                                    • Tastes Good

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • After workout
                                      • Everyday Use
                                      • Men
                                      • Women

                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                      I usually take this protein with milk right after my workout. It works great! I have been taking protein for about 2 years now and haven't found something that i'm actually excited to take after workout because of its great taste. if it was a little less costly it would be 10/10 protein. Even though it is not cheap it is my favorite protein so far, and i would recommend it for you!

                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Duh

                                      By Tobeez

                                      from Vancouver, Wa

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Pros

                                      • Goes Down Easy
                                      • Nutritional
                                      • Provides A Boost
                                      • Tastes Good

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                          Buy this and only this. Everyone who is anyone knows this is the best protein. Im not a big optimum nutrition guy. However when buying protein. Optimum nutrition is in a whole other league. Taste is great, number one ingredient is whey isolate. The macros are awesome, like no fat, low sugar/carb to proein ratio.

                                          Its a no brainer. You buy this protein now! :)

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          This is my protein supplement staple

                                          By Hungry Athlete

                                          from Upstate, SC

                                          About Me CrossFitter, Strength training

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Goes Down Easy
                                          • Tastes Good

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • After a workout
                                            • Everyday Use

                                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                            I've used a number of protein supplements, but this on is the one I've used the most. I use it after workouts and sometimes use it in smoothies.

                                            If you're trying to gain mass, add it to some almond butter and milk and you can suck down some calories pretty fast.

                                            If you put it in a blender it can get kind of frothy, but so what. It does mix well in my shaker cup.

                                            It used to be a little cheaper, but ON has gotten a good reputation, so I'm guessing the demand went up. Good for them. Keep making a good product. Don't change it.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great tasting product

                                            By TyngMom

                                            from Tyngsboro, mA

                                            About Me Weekend Warrior

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Goes Down Easy
                                            • Nutritional
                                            • Tastes Good

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                My children and I use this product after a workout. It tastes great and mixes really easily. We have been using it for years and have no plans to switch.

                                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great taste

                                                By Julie

                                                from Omaha

                                                About Me Weekend Warrior

                                                Pros

                                                • Goes Down Easy
                                                • Good Value
                                                • Nutritional
                                                • Provides A Boost
                                                • Tastes Good

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • As A Snack
                                                  • Everyday Use
                                                  • Meal Replacement
                                                  • Men
                                                  • Women

                                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                  I love the flavor. It's just like having a shake!
                                                  Add peanut butter or add a banana. It's also great with soy milk. Be sure to buy a bella 13866 electric mini blender to mix it up with crushed ice. I am hooked on the stuff! Looking forward to losing some weight finally!

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Great product!

                                                  By Milis

                                                  from New York, NY

                                                  About Me Runner

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Goes Down Easy
                                                  • Good Value
                                                  • Nutritional
                                                  • Provides A Boost
                                                  • Tastes Good

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday Use
                                                    • Meal Replacement

                                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                    I use this protine for post work out and it's taste really good.

                                                    I just love.

                                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great protein

                                                    By Muscle man

                                                    from Orange County

                                                    About Me Competitive Athlete, Weekend Warrior

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Nutritional
                                                    • Tastes Good

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday Use
                                                      • Men

                                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                      Best bang for ur buck

                                                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      GREAT FOR GAINING WEIGHT

                                                      By wingin

                                                      from Grand Rapids, MN

                                                      About Me cancer patient

                                                      See all my reviews

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Goes Down Easy
                                                      • Nutritional
                                                      • Tastes Good
                                                      • Weight Gain When Needed

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Cancer Weight Gain
                                                        • Meal Replacement

                                                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                        I am a head and neck cancer patient that went through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Because radiation scars your throat, initially you have to have nutrition through a stomach tube. My wife started adding this to help me gain weight. After I could drink regularly I like the taste of this flavor the best, and twice a day I have a protein shake to keep my weight stable. Our sons use it and this is where we had the idea to use it for me. The glutamine has helped my throat so that I can eat more than most that have this type of cancer.

                                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Great product!

                                                        By Chris

                                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                                        About Me Weekend Warrior

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Goes Down Easy
                                                        • Good Value
                                                        • Nutritional
                                                        • Tastes Good

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • As A Snack
                                                          • Everyday Use
                                                          • Men
                                                          • Women

                                                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                          The first Optimum Nutrition protein I tried was the Hydro Whey isolate and I loved that stuff. I am now on a reduced budget and have been trying other options. By far the Gold Standard Whey isolate (this product being reviewed) is the best value. Not only is the price/quantity ratio decent, but the quality is above average. Easy mixability, even with just stiring. Tried the Double Chocolate and it tasted like chocolate milk. No chunks or chalkiness. Hoping it will live up to everyone saying the difference in quality compared to the Hydro is negligible.

                                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Best taste and best results from this

                                                          By Blue

                                                          from Port st. lucie, Fl

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Goes Down Easy
                                                          • Good Value
                                                          • Nutritional
                                                          • Tastes Good

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • As A Snack
                                                            • Everyday Use
                                                            • Meal Replacement
                                                            • Men

                                                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                            I use this protine for post work out and also as a meal replacement

                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Great stuff at the best price

                                                            By Mike the circuit trainer

                                                            from Palm Desert, CA

                                                            About Me Workout Junkie

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Goes Down Easy
                                                            • Nutritional
                                                            • Tastes Good

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • As A Snack
                                                              • Everyday Use
                                                              • Meal Replacement
                                                              • Men

                                                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                              I take 1 scoop in mid-afternoon as a snack and a doublescoop after my evening workout. Never have any soreness and am building lean muscle.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Great Product

                                                              By Busy Mom

                                                              from Raleigh, NC

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Goes Down Easy
                                                              • Good Value
                                                              • Nutritional
                                                              • Tastes Good

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Everyday Use
                                                                • Meal Replacement

                                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                                Easy product for a quick breakfast, no after-taste so my 14 year old will drink it!

                                                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                My Favorite

                                                                By Stephie

                                                                from Bothell, WA

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Good Value
                                                                • Nutritional
                                                                • Tastes Good

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                                                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                                  I lost 63 lbs using weigh isolate protein along with a well rounded diet to loose weight. I still continue to use whey isolate powder as a post workout and part of my breakfast shake.

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                                                                  100% Whey Gold Double Rich Chocolate
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                                                                  Vitamin Shoppe Store asked: Why did you choose this?
                                                                  Sergio B: By far hands down protein powder for my needs Mar 23, 2014
                                                                  leroy m: Good quality for price. Mar 19, 2014
                                                                  Leonardo L: I use the product now, see the difference in muscle growth, taste great, mixes well Mar 15, 2014
                                                                  Steven E: have been using for several years - very satisfied with the product Mar 12, 2014
                                                                  Lenny T: higher protein per serving, cost per serving and all around taste. Mar 11, 2014
                                                                  JIM D: Recommended to me. Mar 9, 2014
                                                                  Omar A: You know what you are getting when you use ONI. great results Mar 4, 2014
                                                                  Benjamin L: best taste quickest dissolving protein. Chocolate is yummy. Mar 4, 2014
                                                                  Patricia P: longtime user Jan 14, 2014
                                                                  Jack B: the standard bearer. best protein out there Oct 7, 2013
                                                                  Colleen T: This Whey has the best Chocolate taste hands down. Sep 26, 2013
                                                                  Kevin K: IT WORKS AND TASTES GREAT Sep 24, 2013
                                                                  Merlin M: good stuff Aug 21, 2013
                                                                  Katrina C: Recommended by evviva crossfit Eugene Oregon Aug 5, 2013
                                                                  Leandro C: Because it's good. Jul 18, 2013
                                                                  Karen K: It is the best Jul 8, 2013
                                                                  Michael F: consistent Jul 6, 2013
                                                                  Stanton M: The best protein out there Jul 3, 2013
                                                                  Charles G: refilling an order. Trying a different flavor Jun 24, 2013
                                                                  Carol H: Great taste,low calorie and have not found anything I like better Jun 3, 2013
                                                                  Pete P: Great Taste, Easy Mix May 30, 2013
                                                                  Matt M: Good price with good amount of protein, and few carbs. May 29, 2013
                                                                  Martha C: A trainer suggested this product to me so I tried it. I love it!! May 9, 2013
                                                                  Ben T: Great tasting and unbeatable nutritional value. I prefer the Chocolate to the strawberry or vanilla flavor. I usually throw in a banana for better consistency or peanut butter. Better with milk but if you're watching extra calories, water is fine too. May 8, 2013
                                                                  Pat T: Tried it and it tastes great, but went back to the ON natural. Apr 30, 2013
                                                                  Harish P: Awesome taste.....and easily dissolves in water. Apr 27, 2013
                                                                  Joshua M: Works very well, a staple in my diet Apr 26, 2013
                                                                  Jerry C: this has been my favorite for a long time. Mixes well, tastes great and has a great blend. Apr 23, 2013
                                                                  Zach A: The best whey there is for post-workout by far. It not only helps build but is a great recovery aid after a workout. Apr 14, 2013
                                                                  Judy F: I have used this product for years. Tastes great and has the right amount of protein in it for me fitness needs. Mar 24, 2013
                                                                  Eric T: Excellent quality low-ish calorie whey protein at a great price! Mar 21, 2013
                                                                  Daniel R: The taste and the amount of protein. The price is right. Mar 19, 2013
                                                                  Pramit R: Clean protein. Very less additives. Must have for amateur/professional fitness enthusiasts. Mar 8, 2013
                                                                  Kay W: it taste good. Mar 4, 2013
                                                                  Anthony S: Best price and Whey I have ever used Feb 22, 2013
                                                                  David M: Good taste and low sugar content. Feb 19, 2013
                                                                  Alex K: Greatness Feb 18, 2013
                                                                  Hasan I: I have been using optimum nutrition whey protein for several years now and it has become a staple supplement. Double rich chocolate favor happens to be, in my opinion, the best tasting, and blends in well with warm milk or water. If you workout at least 3 days a week like I do and are trying to keep that waistline in check, you best supplement with this product! Feb 16, 2013
                                                                  Gurdish S: Fast processing and Good taste and lots of glutamine it it.and all the BCAA ....saves money for Glutamine and BCAA Feb 8, 2013
                                                                  Barbara D: This product mixes easily and the double rich chocolate is one of the best chocolate flavors out there even when used with water. Jan 21, 2013
                                                                  Justin P: Good price, value, and taste. Jan 20, 2013
                                                                  Leena V: Safe and good-tasting protein powder without artificial harmful ingredients. Jan 16, 2013
                                                                  patricia h: Tastes good , mixes well , fair price. Jan 16, 2013
                                                                  Jonathan F: Great with meals and after workouts. The double rich chocolate is the best flavor in my opinion. Jan 15, 2013
                                                                  Deborah M: For the everyday before and after workout quick absorption of whey protein, and the quality of Optimum Nutrition's products. Jan 14, 2013
                                                                  tom a: because it's the best . Jan 11, 2013
                                                                  Leslie D: Excellent protein powder. I've been using it for years to get enough protein in my diet after having gastric bypass surgery. Jan 6, 2013
                                                                  Gary Z: Excellent source of protein. Low in fat, sugars and carbs. Dec 16, 2012
                                                                  Kay B: Tried it for a change but will return to Elite Whey Chocolate as we did not find the taste or texture as pleasing. Dec 9, 2012
                                                                  Donna E B: To try a different brand of protein. Dec 6, 2012
                                                                  Eric C: Absolutely great flavor. The best I have tried yet. Also, when you calculate the concentration and the quality of protein per serving, it is a no-brainer. Nov 25, 2012
                                                                  Mike T: Great taste, good nutritional stats, mixes well with soy milk and various fruits. Nov 24, 2012
                                                                  John M: I buy this all the time Nov 23, 2012
                                                                  patty b: great value and tastes delicious. Nov 22, 2012
                                                                  Denise B: Great product, 23 grams of protein, tastes great! Nov 9, 2012
                                                                  Miguel S: High quality protein better absorbed by the body. Nov 6, 2012
                                                                  Erik B: Good product Nov 3, 2012
                                                                  Dean B: great Nov 2, 2012
                                                                  Sunnie P: We have used this product for many years. We have it for breakfast and snacks. It's a good thing to have if you can't decide and want to have something nutritious. The chocolate version tastes like chocolate milk. I also add to smoothies with fruit - very yummy! Oct 27, 2012
                                                                  Rich M asked: Is this product gluten free? It doesn't say anywhere. Jan 23, 2013
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                                                                  Mary C: I am so sorry that we do not know the answer to your question. We have thrown away our original container so unable to check. I would suggest calling the manufacturer and asking that question. Good luck. Jan 24, 2013
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                                                                  A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: If you have never used protein products before and your starting out. Would you use this or a different kind? Jan 19, 2014
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                                                                  patricia h: I use this product every morning 1 scoop of this and 1 scoop of isopure vanilla. I hope they do not change this product because it is excellent . It is like chocolate milk ...but has the value of eating meat . Love it. Feb 23, 2014
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                                                                  David L: This is a good starter protein. Good for first thing in the am or pre-workouts. Also a good supplement for those looking to get more of their calories from protein and less from carbs or fat if trying to get lean. Jan 19, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: I like using Whey tech 24. It has proven to be the best for me. If you are wanting a more natural protein then go with Gold Standard Natural. Mar 10, 2014
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                                                                  Jon S: This is Fine. Jan 19, 2014
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                                                                  S R asked: I would like to know if i can mix this protein powder with fruits, like a smoothie? Thank you! May 14, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: This is delicious in a fruit smoothie. Not only do you get the added protein and vitamins, but you get a fruit smoothie that has a chocolate taste. win-win Jun 28, 2014
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                                                                  A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: is this product kosher? May 26, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: I think you would need to go to their web site get a break down of the product constituents and take this to your Rabbi! I would guess that as Whey is a milk product then you should refrain from eating meat for several hours before or after.

                                                                  The issue would be, if ON's whey contains additives that have originated from animal meat. If that is the case then the product would break the Kosher laws/rules.
                                                                  Jun 28, 2014
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                                                                  Christopher G: No it is not, look into kosher whey protein shakes online May 26, 2014
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                                                                  Matthew G: I'm not Jewish, and didn't read the label to check this May 26, 2014
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                                                                  Katherine C asked: What is the sweetener used in this product? I do not see anything listed in the product info. regarding this. Thanks! Feb 23, 2014
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                                                                  HT M: Not sure but it is some artificial sweetner. It is a low carb product. My doctor told me to be wary of protein drinks because many have tons of sugar. You can tell from the ratio of carbs to protein this doesn't. Apr 1, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: I believe they use sucralose. Mar 10, 2014
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                                                                  Kyle H: Hey Katherine,

                                                                  Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein is naturally sweetened with Stevia extract and has no artificial sweeteners.

                                                                  Hope this helps!
                                                                  Kyle
                                                                  Feb 25, 2014
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                                                                  vickie s asked: I need protien because I had gastric bypass surgery is this good for that. how does it taste? Apr 1, 2014
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                                                                  HT M: Ican't answeer the medical questions, but ON Gold Standard is geneerally recognized as one of the best brands of whey for two reasons: taste and that it dissolves much easier and better than others. You don't have to have a blendeer, a glass with a spoon will work. My son is a workout freak (Tony Horton disciple) and uses a lot of whey. We generally alternate between one of the chocolate flavors and one of the strawberry flavors. They don't taste artificial like many strawberry flavored items do. Apr 1, 2014
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                                                                  Denise B: Hi there,

                                                                  I don't know about gastric bypass but Lindora recommended this to my friend because it is low on sugar and high on protein and tastes great even with water. I tried it and wouldn't use anything else! Hope this helps!
                                                                  Apr 1, 2014
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                                                                  A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: what are the benefits of this product? Jul 14, 2014
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                                                                  Benjamin E: Just like any protein, it helps to gain, maintain and replenish the protein you use up through out the day. I use Gold Standerd because it tastes great and blends well. Jul 14, 2014
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                                                                  Elia M asked: Im trying to lose weight without bulking up when exercise, it this good? Jun 23, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: The only thing that is going to make you "bulk up" is maintaining a calorie surplus. If you want to lose weight(fat) you have to stay in a calorie deficit. This a a good alternative to a regular meal when you are short on time and can't prepare something to eat. Just remember; calories in must be less than calories out in order to lose fat. Jun 28, 2014
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                                                                  Candice C asked: How much gluten is in this protein? May 5, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: There is no gluten in this particular flavor. However, some of their other products does. Such as:

                                                                  100% Whey Gold Standard-Cookies n' Cream (cookie pieces)
                                                                  100% Casein Gold Standard -Cookies n' cream (cookie pieces)
                                                                  Serious Mass-all flavors(glutamine peptides)
                                                                  Aftermax-all flavors (glutamine peptides)
                                                                  Pro Complex-all flavors (glutamine peptides)
                                                                  Pro Complex Gainer-all flavors (glutamine peptides)
                                                                  Nitro-Core 24 - all flavors (glutamine peptides)
                                                                  Lift Bar - Cookies & Cream (glutamine peptides & cookie pieces)
                                                                  OPD bar - All flavors (wheat protein isolate)
                                                                  Steel bar (the one in new packaging/12 count box)- all flavors (wheat
                                                                  protein isolate)
                                                                  Wholly Oats Bar -all flavors (wheat protein isolate)
                                                                  100 % Whey Crisp Bar - all flavors
                                                                  No Regrets Bar - all flavors
                                                                  Platinum Hydrowhey -Cookies & Cream (cookie pieces)
                                                                  Jun 28, 2014
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                                                                  A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: Does this product contain gluten? Mar 21, 2014
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                                                                  Norman B: No. Apr 16, 2014
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                                                                  odail t asked: What have your results been since taking the supplement, also any side effects? May 2, 2014
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                                                                  juan i asked: This product is recommended for a 15 year old kid 5.8 and 210 pound that play football ? Jan 25, 2014
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                                                                  A B asked: Hi how is this product? Aug 10, 2013
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                                                                  christopher r: The flavor is good and the product is quality, but my stomach does not agree with it. I have had better results with BSN SYNTHA 6 protein powder. I'm finishing this product and going back to bsn. Aug 25, 2013
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                                                                  Norman B: This is a good product. I used this for some time and a friend of mine turned me on to Whey Tech Pro 24, by Bodytech. I haven't looked back. Oct 3, 2013
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                                                                  Annette J: Really great. It is the best whey protein I've found with the most grams of protein and the least amount of carbs and sugars. Aug 27, 2013
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