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    Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey - Vanilla Ice Cream (5 Pound Powder)

    • Form: Powder

    • Flavor: Vanilla Ice Cream

    • Serving Size: 1 SCOOP

    • Number Of Servings: 70 Servings

    • Price Per Serving:  ($0.83 / serving)

    • Weight: 91 OZ

    Product Label

      • Whey Protein Isolates
      • Hydrowhey® Peptides
      • 24G Protein
      • 5.5G BCAA's
      • 4G Glutamine & Precursors
      • 77 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 81% 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. Thesse statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose,treat,cure,or prevent any disease.

  • Does not contain
    Peanuts, Soy, Fish, Eggs and Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Wheat

  • Optimum Nutrition

    Gold Standard 100% Whey Supplement Facts

    How do you read a supplement facts label?

    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size 1 SCOOP

    Servings Per Container 70

      Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    Calories 120  N/A*
    Calories From Fat 10  N/A*
    Total Fat 1 Gm 0.02%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 Gm 0.03%
    Cholesterol 30 Mg 0.1%
    Total Carbohydrate 3 Gm 0.01%
    Sugars 1 Gm N/A*
    Protein 24 Gm 0.48%
    Calcium 140  0.14%
    Sodium 130 Mg 0.05%
    Potassium 150 Mg 0.04%
    Enzyme Blend - AMINOGEN, 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), Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium.

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    Gold Standard 100% Whey Reviews

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    Optimum NutritionGold Standard 100% Whey - 5 Pound Powder
     
    4.4

    (based on 56 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (24)
    • Quality (24)
    • Satisfaction (22)
    • Tastes good / tastes fine (21)
    • Nutritional (20)

    Cons

    • Tastes bad (6)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (16)
    • Men (10)
    • Meal replacement (9)
    • Women (8)
    • As A snack (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (8), Runner (6), Weekend warrior (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Truly the "gold standard" of protein

    VALUE: Difficult to find a quality protein powder for under $1 per serving, most are lesser brands with a bunch of useless fillers. When I first started training, I admit I feel for...Read complete review

    VALUE: Difficult to find a quality protein powder for under $1 per serving, most are lesser brands with a bunch of useless fillers. When I first started training, I admit I feel for the sales pitch from the "other place" that their protein was better, but this will work just fine for the majority of the people out there. If you need additional supplements, I suggest buying them separately so you dose properly and so you know exactly what you're getting.

    FREQUENCY: Since I'm not able to workout until the later in the evening, normally consume 1-2 servings PWO, with another serving first thing in the morning. Just remember this is a supplement, not a meal-replacement, so support this with some healthy meals throughout the day.

    VERSATILITY: Not a chocolate lover by any means, so naturally I would only buy vanilla. But just think of the endless variety of custom flavors you can make with this as a base; just add some of your favorite flavored drinks, whether it be a sports drink or fruit juice, and you're good to go.

    TASTE: Seriously, if we wanted to drink something just because it taste good, our fat butts would be enjoying milkshakes on the way out of the drive thru. For all of you out there that understand the phrase "it taste pretty good for a protein shake", this is one of the better ones out there; give it bonus points if you "customize" like I mentioned above.

    RESULTS: Depending on your routine, whether your fitness/cardio psycho or weight training freak, this protein powder will work wonders for you. I personally try to walk a happy median between the two (leaning more towards the weight training) and have found this to be very helpful with the recovery aspect of both. Also helped me immensely with building and maintaining lean muscle mass.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They changed the ingredients.....for the worse

    Vanilla ice cream whey from optimum nutrition wasn't the first protein I have ever purchased, but once I had it, it's been the only one I have ever bought. The taste was awesome...Read complete review

    Vanilla ice cream whey from optimum nutrition wasn't the first protein I have ever purchased, but once I had it, it's been the only one I have ever bought. The taste was awesome and the consistency was thinner. It was everything that I had been looking for......

    With this last 5lb container I bought, I noticed right away that the taste was disgustingly sweet and the consistency was a lot thicker, I was less than excited about this new flavor.

    After comparing ingredients from the old and the new flavors, I noticed that sucralose is used as the new sweetener. Sucralose is the base ingredient in Splenda, and is 320-1000 times more sweeter than sucrose(found that on Wikipedia)(so take it with a grain of salt) And the thicker consistency was most likely from the addition of cellulose gum.... It has the same consistency of O.N.'s vanilla cream casin protein which also has cellulose gum.....

    Also, the serving amount has gone from 77 to 73 per 5lb container.

    Was a 5 star product....not so much anymore in my opinion. Just hoping they switch back

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I would not recommed this flavor

    By JBIII

    from Antioch, CA

    About Me Runner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Effective

    Cons

    • Chalky Consistency
    • Tastes Bad

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • For Workouts

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

    I love ON Gold Standard but this vanilla ice cream flavor is waaaayyy too sweet and when it is mixed it turns kind of thick like as if I'm drinking Casein. I will buy this brand again but this flavor sucks and tastes nasty after a while. Never purchase Vanilla Ice Cream again. Rich chocolate and Cookies and Cream are the best flavors.

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Lindsey

    from Bethesda, MD

    About Me Work Out 3-4 times per week; Cardio everyday

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      I love the Gold Standard Whey and the vanilla ice cream flavor is my favorite. I have it every morning in my green smoothie (mix 1 scoop vanilla ice cream whey, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup spinach and about 5 ice cubes, optional: matcha powder) and it is always a delicious and filling breakfast. Tried to make a peach smoothie with it this morning and ended up with an amazing ice cream type of treat (1 scoop vanilla ice cream whey, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 c frozen peaches) -- at it with a spoon and thoroughly enjoyed each bite. This whey can make anything taste delicious! And it helps me get the protein I need, which is tough because I don't eat meat.

       
      5.0

      very good!

      By alex

      from Bayamon,PR

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Good Value
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dietary Replacement

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

        In my opinión this is a very good protein. Great taste good price. Perfect for shakes.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        They changed the ingredients.....for the worse

        By Robert

        from Pa

        About Me At gym 5-6 days a week, Competitive Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Tastes Bad

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • For Workouts

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

        Vanilla ice cream whey from optimum nutrition wasn't the first protein I have ever purchased, but once I had it, it's been the only one I have ever bought. The taste was awesome and the consistency was thinner. It was everything that I had been looking for......

        With this last 5lb container I bought, I noticed right away that the taste was disgustingly sweet and the consistency was a lot thicker, I was less than excited about this new flavor.

        After comparing ingredients from the old and the new flavors, I noticed that sucralose is used as the new sweetener. Sucralose is the base ingredient in Splenda, and is 320-1000 times more sweeter than sucrose(found that on Wikipedia)(so take it with a grain of salt) And the thicker consistency was most likely from the addition of cellulose gum.... It has the same consistency of O.N.'s vanilla cream casin protein which also has cellulose gum.....

        Also, the serving amount has gone from 77 to 73 per 5lb container.

        Was a 5 star product....not so much anymore in my opinion. Just hoping they switch back

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Too sweet for my tastes!

        By KT

        from Greenville, SC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Tastes Bad

          Best Uses

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

            This was waaayyyyy too sweet for me. I doubled the water and it was still too sweet. I have been using Jay Robb Vanilla but wanted to try this brand. I could barely get down one serving. Had to return to store...back to Jay Robb for this girl!

             
            5.0

            Best Product Ever

            By Lola

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Traveler, Weekend Warrior

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Mix
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

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

            I have tried every protein powder I can and this is by far the best!!! I mix the vanilla ice cream powder in a bottled water and add a packet of orange Crystal Light. It tastes like an orange creamsicle! The powder dissolves without a blender and mixes well just by shaking it.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Taste has changed!

            By Bev

            from Asheville Nc

            About Me Runner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Tastes Bad

              Best Uses

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

                I quickly noticed the taste had changed. Much sweeter (almost nauseating so). Then I looked at the label and it says New Improved Taste!! NOT!!
                There was no indication of this changed when I placed my order.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product will buy this again for sure

                By Emma

                from Boise Idaho

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • For Workouts

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

                  I love the flavor, I'm not a big chocolate person. I purchased the vanilla ice cream flavor I usually mix it with water and it taste amazing!!

                   
                  4.0

                  My pre & post work out drink

                  By Txtrish

                  from Houston TX

                  About Me Competitive Athlete, Gym rat 3x a week

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • The manufacturer could clean up the product more

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • For Workouts

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

                  After researching protein powder whey-based products, selected this product. The vanilla flavor works with my yogurt & milk fruit based smoothie no matter what fruit I add. Gives me protein needed for early morning workout and post workout fix. This is my morning breakfast on workout and rest days. Keeps weight perfect and meets my protein needs. No heavy metals in the product which is a MUST for me.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great flavor

                  By sedentary sea slug

                  from FW, TX

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Goes Down Easy
                  • Nutritional
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Meal Replacement

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

                    I drink only as the most bioavailable source of protein to begin the day to maintain blood sugar. Love this flavor. It's simply like adding cream to anything. Make an Orange Julius with vanilla ice cream whey and orange juice, tiny dash of vanilla, and raw egg (if you don't mind outside chance of salmanilla), toss in creatine. May also add any fruit--tastes like a shake. Or a fruit smoothy mix. Occasionally even add to cold coffee with chocolate syrup and stevia for a mocha. Mix in a blender or a "shaker" cup to go.

                     
                    5.0

                    Everyone needs good protein

                    By Red staying healthy in my 70's

                    from Massillon, Ohio

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Nutritional
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use

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

                      You need to be aware, Whey Protein sometimes also contains Soy Protein, I buy Whey to get Whey not Soy. I have it with my Oat Meal breakfast every day, I'm not a body builder I just try to mantain and fortify my muscles and insure my protein intake, my wife makes protein shakes with this product, we both like it, no Cons

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Protein

                      By flyaway

                      from chicago

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Reviewer

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

                      Drink this after a workout. Mixes well with milk. Doesn't clump. Taste is great.

                      Good boost overall.

                      the opinion is your own and I received Healthy Awards points for writing the review.

                       
                      4.0

                      great, affordable protein

                      By liftergirl

                      from buffalo, ny

                      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Women

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

                        I enjoy the flavor and the price.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nommy.

                        By Robv60

                        from Athens. Ga.

                        About Me Weekend Warrior

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Snack
                          • Everyday Use
                          • Men
                          • Women

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

                          Great stuff. Great quality. Great price. GREAT FLAVOR. No where near as sweet as other brands I have tried. I really like this product. Mixes well and the vanilla goes well with fruit to mix things up from time to time. Worth the extra few bucks.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Truly the "gold standard" of protein

                          By Flabs to Abs

                          from Honolulu, Hawaii

                          About Me All Day Every Day

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Men
                            • Post-workout
                            • Pre-workout
                            • Women

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

                            VALUE: Difficult to find a quality protein powder for under $1 per serving, most are lesser brands with a bunch of useless fillers. When I first started training, I admit I feel for the sales pitch from the "other place" that their protein was better, but this will work just fine for the majority of the people out there. If you need additional supplements, I suggest buying them separately so you dose properly and so you know exactly what you're getting.

                            FREQUENCY: Since I'm not able to workout until the later in the evening, normally consume 1-2 servings PWO, with another serving first thing in the morning. Just remember this is a supplement, not a meal-replacement, so support this with some healthy meals throughout the day.

                            VERSATILITY: Not a chocolate lover by any means, so naturally I would only buy vanilla. But just think of the endless variety of custom flavors you can make with this as a base; just add some of your favorite flavored drinks, whether it be a sports drink or fruit juice, and you're good to go.

                            TASTE: Seriously, if we wanted to drink something just because it taste good, our fat butts would be enjoying milkshakes on the way out of the drive thru. For all of you out there that understand the phrase "it taste pretty good for a protein shake", this is one of the better ones out there; give it bonus points if you "customize" like I mentioned above.

                            RESULTS: Depending on your routine, whether your fitness/cardio psycho or weight training freak, this protein powder will work wonders for you. I personally try to walk a happy median between the two (leaning more towards the weight training) and have found this to be very helpful with the recovery aspect of both. Also helped me immensely with building and maintaining lean muscle mass.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Product!!

                            By Keith

                            from DC

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • As A Snack
                              • Everyday Use

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

                              This stuff is great. I mix it with almond milk usually right after a workout. Although it is also a good snack at night: I mix it up in the blender with almond milk, frozen bananas and better n' peanut butter. It always fills me up and tastes great. It mixes well too. It has aided me in recovery after my workouts (mainly sprints and weight lifting/strength training). I have seen great results in my overall muscle building and recovery.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              good taste, dissolves well

                              By mylevy

                              from dallas, tx

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  inexpensive, tastes good. sucralose free. whats not to love

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Very good

                                  By lemontwist

                                  from Charlotte NC

                                  About Me Runner

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • Men
                                    • Women

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

                                    I have a protien shake for breakfast every morning. I add frozen blueberries and flax seed with skim milk. The flavor is mild and not too sweet. Mixes well.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    As good as they say it is

                                    By tonsoffun

                                    from Columbus, OH

                                    About Me Beginning Lifter, I Know A Thing Or 2

                                    Pros

                                    • Goes Down Easy
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Low In Carbs
                                    • Low in Sugar
                                    • Nutritional

                                    Cons

                                    • Slight Bitter Taste

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • Morning Drink
                                    • Post Workout
                                    • Pre workout

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

                                    Been some time since I've shopped for whey. Recently got back into lifting and wanted some new supplements. This was one of the best rated brands so I thought I'd give it a shot. I use it every morning. Mixes great in water, milk, almond milk, or in my smoothies. For me, the taste isn't there. If I mix with just milk or water I cant do more than 8-10 oz or the taste gets pretty bad. But, its not bad to the point to where I dont want to drink it. I still look forward to drinking it every morning. Well worth the buy, great whey powder.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Awesome product

                                    By Nutrition freak Jeff

                                    from Walnutport, PA

                                    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 Gold Standard 100% Whey - 5 Pound Powder:

                                      this protein is one of the best i have ever purchased great for anytime use and it really helps fill in those gaps awesome product definitely recommend it to anyone.

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Good product, taste ehhhh

                                      By Trey

                                      from Richmond, VA

                                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Value
                                      • Nutritional
                                      • Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • Tastes Bad
                                      • Tough To Swallow

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Meal Replacement
                                      • Post-workout
                                      • Pre-workout

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

                                      I gave this product 3 stars, Optimum Nutrition has some of the best quality whey protein you can get. For the price you can't beat it. This flavor however I will not order again. Cookies and Cream and Chocolate are the only that I've been able to tolerate. If they improve performance in the taste it could be 5 stars. Don't expect this vanilla ice cream to taste like USP Labs vanilla ice cream.

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The Best Protein!

                                      By John M

                                      from Huntingtown, MD

                                      About Me Weight Lift 6 Days A Week

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • As A Snack
                                      • Before And After Work Out
                                      • Everyday Use
                                      • Meal Replacement
                                      • Men
                                      • Women

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

                                      I workout 6 days a week and have been using this protein for the last three years, pound for pound, this is the best tasting and mixing protein I've ever used. I ususally get the cookies and cream or vanilla ice cream(great taste)!

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      GREAT PROTEIN POWDER

                                      By NURSE D

                                      from MODESTO, CA.

                                      About Me Rarely Work Out, Weekend Warrior, Weight Loss Goals, Working Senior

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Value
                                      • Mixes easily
                                      • Nutritional
                                      • Tastes Good
                                      • Variety Of Uses

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Use
                                        • Meal Replacement
                                        • Protein supplement

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

                                        MY PRIMARY PROTEIN ENHANCEMENT,VANILLA ICE CREAM, BLENDS SO EASILY(AS COMPARED TO OTHER BRANDS) WITH SO MANY THINGS, FROM HOT TO COLD DRINKS,AND SOME FOODS IE: HOT CEREALS. IT ADAPTS WELL TO OTHER FLAVOR CHANGES.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Tastes great!

                                        By Melissa

                                        from Alabama

                                        About Me Runner

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • As A Snack
                                          • Everyday Use
                                          • Men
                                          • Women

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

                                          The vanilla ice cream flavor tastes like a treat! I normally buy chocolate flavors, but decided it was time for a change. Just like every other Optimum Nutrition protein, this vanilla ice cream flavor mixes very well (in water OR milk), has a great flavor, and is a very good quality protein at a good price.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Awesome!!

                                          By CDS

                                          from South Florida

                                          About Me Runner

                                          See all my reviews

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Value
                                          • Tastes Good

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              Great taste. High protein, low carb and low calorie. Perfect after workout shake ingredient!!

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              AWESOME!!!!!

                                              By DavidH!

                                              from Irvine, CA

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  great great great .... Just tasted for the first time! It's really good! I'll repost in a while after I use it more and know how it works!

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent Protein

                                                  By Uinta

                                                  from Salt Lake City

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                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday Use
                                                    • Meal Replacement
                                                    • Men

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

                                                    Best protein I have used. Small serving, disolves easy, not overly sweet (at least the vanilla).

                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    ON Gold Standard Whey Protein

                                                    By CI

                                                    from Kansas City

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Goes Down Easy
                                                    • Nutritional
                                                    • Tastes Good

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday Use
                                                      • Meal Replacement

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

                                                      I've been using this product for 8-9 years. After taking a hard look at the daily make up of what I ate, I realized that my protein intake wasn't where it should be. That's when I first started using this product. When I'm not traveling, I make a breakfast smoothie every morning with 2 scoops of protein and other things so that I make sure I'm getting a good balance of protein intake throughout the day. This product mixes very well (no lumping) and tastes fantastic. I've tried other whey proteins, but I kept coming back to this one. I also mix a scoop of it with my pre-workout drink.

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      GREAT TASTE!

                                                      By Katherine

                                                      from Massachusetta

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

                                                      Have been using this for years, I don't think I will ever switch brands!

                                                       
                                                      3.0

                                                      On average

                                                      By Ricardones

                                                      from NJ, USA

                                                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Nutritional

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Tastes Bad
                                                      • Tough To Swallow

                                                      Best Uses

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

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

                                                      Tastes aweful compared to other brands like Dymatize. Low in fat and high in protein isolate.

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                                                      Why did you choose this?
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                                                      Excellent pre and post workout. I use one scoop, my husband 2-3.
                                                      Samantha R on Jun 20, 2016
                                                      great product, tastes good, free shipping and the price is right!
                                                      Sean C on May 23, 2016
                                                      My son asked for it, says it is the best whey product he has used.
                                                      Monica Y on May 31, 2016
                                                      I like the flavor.
                                                      Dean A on May 22, 2016
                                                      Does this product contains artificial sweetener?
                                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Mar 4, 2015
                                                      What is the expiration date?
                                                      Mayra B on Mar 18, 2015
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                                                      What makes protein powders sweet?
                                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 31, 2015
                                                      Best Answer: It may be the flavor of the powder. While the carbs are very low, there are still a few in this product. Also, you may not be adding enough fluid adequate for the amount of protein added.
                                                      Reply · Report · Doug P on Oct 31, 2015
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                                                      is whey gold is good for size ?
                                                      Ahmad w on Dec 30, 2014
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                                                      Does this product make you gain weight like the mass gainer?
                                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 7, 2014
                                                      Best Answer: We have not noticed any tendency to gain weight with this product. We use one scoop per day each.
                                                      Reply · Report · Bert T on May 8, 2014
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                                                      Does it help you lose weight? I lift 5 days a week,and would like to replace my fat with muscle... is this for me?
                                                      Zach K on Jan 13, 2014
                                                      Best Answer: This will help you recover from your workout and build muscle. Drink it after your workout. Depending on how fat you are and how hard you workout, it may be better not to have this and just have a normal meal. This is a protein supplement, not a fat burner.
                                                      Reply · Report · Jeff M on Jan 13, 2014
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                                                      Is this product gluten-free? I see that it is free of wheat, but are there any other gluten-containing ingredients?
                                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Nov 17, 2013
                                                      Best Answer: Yes, it is gluten-free. My understanding is that gluten is only in grains and this has no grains in it.
                                                      Reply · Report · Bert T on Nov 18, 2013
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