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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocolate ( ) 5 Pound Powder (71 servings)


Product Label

  • No Artificial Flavors or Sweeteners
  • 24G Protein
  • 5.5G BCAA's
  • 4G Glutamine & Precursors
  • 71 Servings
  • The Bigger Picture 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:
  • Free of artificial flavors and sweeteners
  • Packed with Whey Protein isolates (WPI)
  • Higher Protein Percentage (24 grams of protein; nearly 75% 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.

About this product

You want The Bigger Picture of 100% Whey Gold Standard? It's one of the industry's best selling whey proteins for a lot of very good reasons. For starters, this best of the best whey supplement is packed with 90% pure Whey Protein Isolates. So it packs a higher protein percentage - over 81% protein by weight. Each scoop provides over 5 grams of muscle building and repairing BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids), 4 grams of glutamine and glutamine precursors to support protein synthesis plus an impressive list of naturally occurring microfraction compounds that includes Alpha-Lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Beta-Lactoglobulin, Immunoglobulin G, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase to support your immune system and control your appetite. Our strategically hydrolyzed "HYDROWHEY" low molecular weight whey peptides work with Lactase and Aminogen(R) digestive enzymes to promote fast-acting results. Fat (1g), sodium (60mg), cholesterol (30mg) and sugars (1g) are all minimized to give you more of what you want and less of what you don't. And this Gold Standard supplement is Instantized in 11 great flavors for easy mixing with a spoon. Use Optimum Nutrition's 100% Whey Gold Standard for post-workout revitalization. It can be stacked with creatine, glutamine, taurine and/or BCAA powders to create an even more powerful supplement for post-workout recovery. Dietary information varies slightly by flavor.

Directions

Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For the best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

Warning

DO NOT USE AS A SOLE SOURCE OF NUTRITION. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. CONTENTS SOLD BY WEIGHT NOT VOLUME.

Does Not Contain:

Artificial Flavors and Sweeteners.

100% Whey Gold Natural Chocolate Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 ROUNDED SCOOP
Servings Per Container   71
 
Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value
Calories
130 
N/A*
Calories From Fat
10 
N/A*
Total Fat
1 Gm
2%
Saturated Fat
0.5 Gm
3%
TRANS FAT
0 Gm
N/A*
Cholesterol
30 Mg
10%
Sodium
60 Mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
5 Gm
2%
Dietary Fiber
1 Gm
4%
Sugars
2 Gm
N/A*
Protein
24 Gm
N/A*
Vitamin A
N/A*
Calcium
10%
Vitamin C
N/A*
Iron
2%
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolates, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Rebaudioside A, Aminogen, Lactase.

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100% Whey Gold Natural Chocolate Reviews

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Optimum Nutrition100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder
 
4.7

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Satisfaction (28)
  • Quality (27)
  • Value (24)
  • Convenience (22)
  • Price (21)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (15)
    • As A snack (10)
    • Men (9)
    • Meal replacement (7)
    • Women (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Natural Protein Product

    As a physician and a bodybuilder, I am concerned with getting easy, quality protein. I am equally concerned with the ingredients. I will not buy products containing artificial sweeteners and usually find the...Read complete review

    As a physician and a bodybuilder, I am concerned with getting easy, quality protein. I am equally concerned with the ingredients. I will not buy products containing artificial sweeteners and usually find the search exhausting. This product is ideal in all regards. It tastes great, is very mixable, and has a great protein, carb, fat ratio!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    More healthy but far from better tasting

    I purchased this product to get away from the high fructose corn syrup version of ON whey. The taste is not close to being better tasting that the high fructose corn syrup version. If...Read complete review

    I purchased this product to get away from the high fructose corn syrup version of ON whey. The taste is not close to being better tasting that the high fructose corn syrup version. If I use 2 scoops in 8-10 oz of milk, it is not drinkable, it too thick and chalky. I use a magic bullet to mix the milk/powder combination so it is mixed very well. If I use 1 scoop of powder, it's ok. I am going to try adding a little stevia myself to the mix to see if I can get it a little better tasting. I will continue to purchase the natural version of ON whey powder for health reasons but definitely not taste reasons.

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    4.0

    Good Product, Weak Taste

    By jbrown59277

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Daily Gym Routine

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Bland taste

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

    The product is effective. Its taste is significantly weaker that the non-natural version by the same manufacturer, but the effects are exactly the same.

     
    4.0

    Great whey, but could taste better

    By Shree

    from Austin, TX

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Goes Down Easy

    Cons

    • Tastes Bad

    Best Uses

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

      Great consistency and mixes fairly well in a shaker. The taste is a little bland. Highly recommend adding some Chocolate PB2 for better tasting.

       
      5.0

      100% Whey Gold Natural Chocolate

      By JK

      from SC

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • a bit pricey

      Best Uses

      • After a workout

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

      I use this after a workout to get some added protein. I mix it mostly with milk and it tastes great. Have used it a few times with water but is a little thin for my tastes that way. I really like the lack of ingredients and low sugar content. Also, there is no bad after-taste with this.

       
      3.0

      More healthy but far from better tasting

      By mooracer

      from Riverside, CA

      About Me Staying Healthy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • No High Frutose Corn Syru
      • Nutritional

      Cons

      • Not Sweet Tasting

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

      I purchased this product to get away from the high fructose corn syrup version of ON whey. The taste is not close to being better tasting that the high fructose corn syrup version. If I use 2 scoops in 8-10 oz of milk, it is not drinkable, it too thick and chalky. I use a magic bullet to mix the milk/powder combination so it is mixed very well. If I use 1 scoop of powder, it's ok. I am going to try adding a little stevia myself to the mix to see if I can get it a little better tasting. I will continue to purchase the natural version of ON whey powder for health reasons but definitely not taste reasons.

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By SRT4

      from Stanhope New Jersey

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As A Snack
        • Everyday Use
        • Men

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

        I have tried many protein powders and this one is the best.

         
        5.0

        Great Protein product

        By Glade

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As A Snack
          • Meal Replacement

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

          I like this product because it has no sugar or artificial sweeteners, but instead has stevia which is natural. It also tastes great & provides a high amount of protein and BCAA for the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best protein shake

          By Brian

          from West Jordan, UT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As A Snack
            • Everyday Use
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

            This is the only protein I prefer. I've been using the Gold natural chocolate flavor for about a year. So far it is the best flavor among the vanilla & strawberry option. I normally work out in the morning and then take it while eating a banana for my breakfast. Highly recommend this product.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value, good quality

            By Sheeshkabob Billy Bob

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Gym Rat Health Freak

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Wish It Was Fudge

            Best Uses

            • As A Snack
            • Between meals
            • Everyday Use
            • Men
            • Post Workout
            • Women

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

            I'm the kind of guy that eats 5-6 meals a day. I drink a protein shake first thing in the morning with milk, bananas, peanut butter and oats, another small protein with water blend in the afternoon, then another before bed. This stuff mixes fine, is super quality as far as proteins go -- 75% per serving is straight protein, which is on the high end -- and it tastes okay. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because I wish it had a stronger chocolate taste. The taste is a tad bland, but in the land of protein powder where they can taste like chalk, cardboard, or sweaty back-water, bland is totally acceptable option for a quality product.

             
            4.0

            This Whey is the real deal.

            By Mike

            from El Paso, Texas

            About Me Workout 5-days Per Week

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

              I can only rate the Natural Chocolate since that's the only flavor I enjoy that's natural; no sugar substitutes.

               
              4.0

              good stuff

              By ballzy1

              from harrisburg, PA

              About Me Workout Nut

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Goes Down Easy
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Post Workout

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                pretty good taste, 24 grams per serving. rather affordable too

                 
                5.0

                Optimum Nutrition Whey

                By ZoesDaddy

                from Lexington, KY

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Mixes well
                • Nutritional
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                Use this product before/after workouts. There are none that come close. Lots of protein for your muscles to use. And very little fat. There's no comparison to the great taste to this product. With little fat, you'd expect the taste to suffer. IT DOES NOT!

                 
                5.0

                This thing tastes incredible!!!

                By The Torrminator

                from Long Beach, CA

                About Me Getting Buff In My 40's

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                  Great great product. The taste is incredible, very smooth, no aftertaste. Can be easily stirred with a spoon or fork, goes down easy. I just got done hammering 2 scoops (50g protein total) with about 7 ounces of skim milk. One of the best, if not the best, tasting protein drinks I ever had. Gold Standard rocks!!

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Protein Powder I've Ever used.

                  By Veggie Pete

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Post Workout Meal

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                    I am 52 yrs. old, been working out with weights, martial arts and some kind of cardio, for 35 years. Thin and strong. I am always looking for quality protein supplements. AFter a long search LOL I have found it in this. All good ingredients and it tastes very good. Job done.

                     
                    5.0

                    The most natural I've found

                    By Betsy

                    from Pa.

                    About Me Keeping Fit

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes Down Easy
                    • Good Value
                    • No artificial sweeteners
                    • Provides A Boost
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                        I use 100% Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder alone in water after a cardio workout or add it to a banana, spinach and water smoothie after a weight training session. I also use it added to smoothies as a meal replacement.
                        It's a fast absorbing protein source and the chocolate is pretty tasty. It mixes well in any liquid and has no artificial sweetener.
                        I love that I can just drink some nutrition and head for the shower after a workout.

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Natural Whey

                        By antv67

                        from PDX

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Snack
                          • Everyday Use
                          • Meal Replacement

                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                          Excellent natural whey for post-workout shakes. Also great between meals to achive daily protein requirement.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good taste, easy mixing

                          By jastro

                          from MO

                          Pros

                          • Goes Down Easy
                          • Good Value
                          • Nutritional

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • As A Snack
                            • Everyday Use
                            • Meal Replacement

                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                            Take it with me to the gym in a Nalgene bottle, fill it with water fountain water and give it a couple of shakes and its good to go. I use two scoops to twelve oz. of water, instead of the eight oz. per scoop recommended. I think it tastes better at that ratio.

                             
                            5.0

                            the only whey protein we purchase

                            By DIUY77

                            from Texas

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Nutritional
                            • Tastes Good

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                              use daily, ,after workout.
                              great taste. natural, no sweetener.
                              everyone in the family young and old love it.

                               
                              5.0

                              Tasty and All Natural

                              By Pam and Carl

                              from Belchertown, MA

                              About Me Workout regularly

                              See all my reviews

                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Great Post-workout
                                • Men
                                • Women

                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                We were looking for a whey protein without artificial ingredients that also tastes good. This is it! Delicious and nutritious.

                                (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Bland taste

                                By Timothy

                                from Boston

                                Pros

                                • Mixes well

                                Cons

                                • Tastes Bad

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                  i always take Dymatize natural protein but i wanted to give this a shot. the nutritional content is about the same (although ON has 15mg more than Dymatize). only thing i didn't like about ON is their bland taste. i've many many diff brands and this is on the bland side so i'm sticking with Dymatize. i know many would say taste doesn't matter b/c it's for muscle building and such but i say why not drink one that has a good taste if you're going to drink it.

                                  another small thing to pick at. ON's lid is about 1/2inch wide making is harder to open with one hand than Dymatize.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  The Best!

                                  By Skimmy

                                  from Destin, Fl

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                  I started drinking this after a workout and adding to my cereal milk and lost 15lb of fat and gained 10lb of muscle in one month. All natural, no artificial sweeteners makes it extra healthy

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great for healthy meal replacement

                                  By momboteri

                                  from Scottsdale, AZ

                                  About Me Lifts Heavy 3x Per Week

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • As A Snack
                                    • Meal Replacement

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                    I use this product as a meal replacement on days when I am in the gym all day (I'm a personal trainer) and need a healthy way to refuel between clients or before a workout. The taste is great, it blends well, goes great with a Green's Powder, frozen berries and some 3-6-9 oil... even when mixed with just water. I did alot of looking around to find a product with ingredients that I feel good about at a price that was better than the rest. I would not use this as a post-lifting powder... that's Whey Protein's job (with NO casein)... but this is a great powder if you work out hard and need a good, solid meal replacement that will stick with you. I don't have one bad thing to say about it.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Upper 15% Without Question

                                    By yeau2

                                    from Cleveland, OH

                                    About Me Weekend Warrior

                                    Pros

                                    • Goes Down Easy
                                    • Tastes Good

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday Use
                                      • Men

                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                      In terms of ease of blending easily in the top 15% of whey protein's I've tried. Taste is acceptable, certainly could be better and probably worthwhile to mix something tasteful in.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      GREAT PRODUCT

                                      By Jack

                                      from Greenvile, NC

                                      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 Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                        Have been using this product for several weeks and love it. The best thing about this protein powder is that the ingredients list is very short, which makes for a good protein powder. There are no sweeteners or artificial flavors. Provides a great amount of high quality protein that mixes well. This is the best product for the price that I have found so far.

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Good-Tasting and Effective

                                        By Buddy

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Regular Lifter

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Pros

                                        • Goes Down Easy
                                        • Nutritional
                                        • Tastes Good

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor Value

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Use

                                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                        I mix this with zero-fat milk and drink usually twice a day. I have bought the regular chocolate (which includes sugar and I guess artificial flavorings) when the store was out of the all-natural (which doesn't have those things), and I can't tell a difference in the taste; i.e., the all-natural is very good.

                                        When I first switched to the ON whey, I bought vanilla the first time, which I didn't like. At all. (I almost made a mistake when the store was out of the all-natural choc and got the vanilla again one time, then remembered how it tasted. It was kind of funny, the guy working in the store said, about the vanilla, "oh, yes, it's undrinkable."

                                        My point: Get the all-natural chocolate. It's good. It gets four stars instead of five because I don't see why it needs to be so expensive.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        good stuff

                                        By bke

                                        from chicago

                                        Pros

                                        • Goes Down Easy
                                        • Good Taste
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Nutritional

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                            ON has always had some of the best protein I've taken. Love it because it dosn't have any of the artificial sweeteners that give u headaches and brain cancer lol. great stuff though ON is the way to go.

                                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great Product - My favorite!

                                            By steven

                                            from New York, NY

                                            About Me Runner, Weight training

                                            See all my reviews

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Digest
                                            • Goes Down Easy
                                            • Good Taste
                                            • Good Value
                                            • No artificial sweeteners
                                            • Nutritional

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday Use
                                              • Men
                                              • Post Workout
                                              • Women

                                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                              I can't say enough good about this product. After being very disappointed with the weird flavor and strange, foamy texture of the natural vanilla, I decided to give the chocolate a try, and I am VERY glad I did. This product does not have artificial sweeteners, which means it doesn't bother my stomach, it contains Aminogen enzymes, which means it absorbs well, it mixes nicely, does not have a weird foamy texture, and it tastes great. Need I say more? I'd say going forward, this will be my one and only protein shake. It's the best I've found.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great Taste...NO ARTIFICIAL SUGARS!!

                                              By Suzanne M

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                              • Convenience
                                              • price
                                              • Quality
                                              • Satisfaction
                                              • value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                  This is the only brand of whey protein powder that i will use because of the price, quality, taste and most importantly for me that it doesn't have any artificial sweeteners in it. I use it twice daily for my pre and post workout shakes. I mix it with unsweetened Almond milk (which is low carb), ice and 1/2 a banana in my blender....Yum! Tastes like dessert to me.

                                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Product

                                                  By Brett O

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                                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                      I try to go "all-natural" with what I put into my body. Therefore, it was a no-brainer when I wanted some protein powder that I should try this product. It has proven itself quite nicely. It tastes great, and doesn't any artificial sweeteners. There are so many foods to mix it in with (yogurt, milk, oatmeal, smoothies, etc.), which makes it easy to incorporate it into your food day. I would recommend this to anyone looking to try protein powder.

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Great Protein

                                                      By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

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                                                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                          Mixes great. Mixes much easier than most other proteins. Shake it for 30 seconds and it is fully mixed not like other brands where after 30 seconds there are still huge chunks. Tastes great too even when mixed with water, I prefer milk.

                                                          (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

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                                                          By arden t

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                                                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Chocola - 5 Pound Powder:

                                                              SUp dudes, my names peter. I started taking this supplement and wow have I seen insane results. I took NO for a couple days, this made it look like chump change. In about 2 weeks i saw gains of 5LBS of PURE muscle MASS. My reps are increasing like crazy. All I can say is GO WHEY GOLD STANDARD!! JACK3D for LIFE

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                                                              100% Whey Gold Natural Chocolate
                                                              Already Asked: 6 Questions, 43 Answers
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                                                              Vitamin Shoppe Store asked: Why did you choose this?
                                                              Jean-Pierre A: no sweeteners Jun 3, 2014
                                                              Greg O: This is the best natural protein supplement and actually tastes good. May 21, 2014
                                                              Matthew G: I've used Optimum Nutrition products for many years. I've been extremely happy with their quality. They taste great, blend well, and the best part is this product doesn't have any artificial sweeteners. Jan 13, 2014
                                                              Daniel P: The combination of flavor and value. Dec 31, 2013
                                                              John S: I use this whey as a protein shake twice a day. I have tremendously increased my workout effort and time and find that one shake before and one after helps with my recovery time. Dec 12, 2013
                                                              Gaurav G: Best Whey Protein out there:
                                                              - All Natural
                                                              - No Artificial Anything
                                                              - No added Sugar/Flavor/Colo
                                                              - Mixes very easily
                                                              - Tastes Great in Water or Milk
                                                              - Easy to digest
                                                              Oct 1, 2013
                                                              Norman L: All natural and tastes great! Aug 27, 2013
                                                              CLAUDIA R: good supplement with no additives sums it up completely!! Jul 4, 2013
                                                              david c: no artificial sweetener. whey protein cost per serving. mixes nice with water and tastes good Jun 11, 2013
                                                              Edson W: Best tasting protein ever. I have taking protein for 30 years. May 20, 2013
                                                              Timothy K: I like it a lot May 5, 2013
                                                              john w: Awesome product. Been using it for years and never had a single complaint. May 1, 2013
                                                              Andrew S: Best quality, ease on the stomach. Have been using since it came out. Apr 16, 2013
                                                              Paul D: High quality product--good price. Apr 2, 2013
                                                              Melinda B: Best tasting no sugar or artificial sweetner protein Mar 19, 2013
                                                              kay j: not sugars, fake or real, of any kind Mar 15, 2013
                                                              Romina R: Good quality and flavor Mar 10, 2013
                                                              David S: Great chocolate taste Feb 10, 2013
                                                              angela k: cause its 100 percent natural and has a lot of protein Feb 9, 2013
                                                              Yves N: flavor Feb 8, 2013
                                                              Jerome L: Great reviews about low levels of heavy metals on Consumer Reports, great taste. Feb 5, 2013
                                                              Scott B: Love this protein! I love that it's all natural and has no artificial flavors like sucralose. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. Plus, it tastes great! Jan 21, 2013
                                                              Monica M: Is one of 2 protein powders that doesn't have unsafe and unhealthy aspartame, acesulfame and the other artificial sweeteners Jan 17, 2013
                                                              Varun A: Good source of protein. All natural ingredients. Decent taste. Jan 17, 2013
                                                              Jason B: Over 20 years in the business, trusted source of quality protein. Also a great deal at $0.75 a serving, hard to beat that, with no added artificial sweeteners. Jan 13, 2013
                                                              Anna Z: All natural protein that can't be beat. Jan 8, 2013
                                                              Thai L: Great taste... natural ingredients... easily digested... oh, and i sprinkled some on my forearms and now I look like Popeye! haha! Dec 19, 2012
                                                              dan g: no artificial sweeteners Dec 17, 2012
                                                              Diana J Z: No artificial sweeteners Dec 1, 2012
                                                              Byron G: brand came recommended Nov 25, 2012
                                                              Robbie F: great morning meal Nov 9, 2012
                                                              Lesley S: Good, healthy source of highly bio-available protein. Tastes great too, especially blended with almond milk and crushed ice, just like a milkshake! Oct 30, 2012
                                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: tree nut allergen? Jul 15, 2013
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                                                              Jerome L: This is a dairy based product and should not have any tree nuts in it. Sep 1, 2013
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                                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: can you use this product if you're lactose intolerant? Jan 7, 2014
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                                                              Matthew G: Yes. FYI: Most whey protein powders claim they are lactose free.
                                                              I too am lactose intolerant and use this product without issue. May be obvious to some, but I'll say it anyway...when they suggest mixing it with milk, make sure to choose lactose free milk like Lactaid or Almond Milk or Coconut Milk. Or just mix it with water. Hope that helps!
                                                              Jan 7, 2014
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                                                              Debra B: This is a wonderful product and easy for the body to digest and utilize. Since I am not lactose intolerant, I can't answer your question based on my own experience. Whey is derived from dairy, so, perhaps you may want to try pea or rice protein-based products first. Jan 7, 2014
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                                                              Monica M: I have been using it for at least 10 years with no noticable side affects. Try it it is the best no acesulfame and other artifical sweetners proetien powder I have used. And I have tried many of them. Jan 14, 2014
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                                                              KC H: I also have lactose intolerance and encountered no problem whatsoever with this product when dissolved in lactose-free milk or simply water. Naturally, it tasted much better with the former. Jan 7, 2014
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                                                              Tavon C: The product label lists it as having lactase in it. Lactase is an enzyme that digests lactose. So you should be able to use it. Jan 7, 2014
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                                                              Ryan M: I can't drink milk even with lactase pills and I have no trouble digesting this protein. Jan 7, 2014
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                                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: How is the whey processed?

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                                                              Feb 23, 2014
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                                                              Romina R: The whey contains whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrate and whey peptides as per the label. According to the label they whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein, has no artificial flavors or sweeteners. I hope this helpls. Feb 23, 2014
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                                                              Lesley S: The proteins are hydrolyzed into peptides for faster utilization by the body. The whey proteins in this product are a blend of whey isolate, whey concentrate, and whey peptides. Feb 23, 2014
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                                                              Devin C asked: is this product RBGH free? Jul 30, 2014
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                                                              Andrew S: I don't see any mention nor reference to RBGH. I've been using this product since it was introduced by ON. I started using the standard Gold Standard Whey Over 10 years ago. I like both, but I like the Natural better as it has 1/2 the volume, no fillers and the same protein, calories and very low fat. I've tried most every brand of Whey on the market. The ON is the best all around. It tastes the best, is the easiest to mix with a fork and doesn't upset my stomach like most of the other products. It's a great product! Best of luck,

                                                              Andrew
                                                              Jul 30, 2014
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                                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: Is this product FDA approved? How about the Whey Tech? May 5, 2014
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                                                              Matthew G: The FDA does not regulate the supplement industry. May 6, 2014
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