Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Reviews

24g of Whey Protein with Amino Acids for Muscle Recovery and Growth*

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Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10
Excellent
7895 Total Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating:
9.4
2703 Verified Buyer Ratings
Average Taste Rating:
8.4
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8.8
Coffee
8.2
Rocky Road
8.5
Cake Batter
7.6
Tropical Punch
9.1
Mocha Cappuccino
8.2
Caramel Toffee Fudge
9
Extreme Milk Chocolate
8.4
Chocolate Mint
8.6
Chocolate
8.7
Double Rich Chocolate
8.5
French Vanilla Creme
8.1
Cookies & Cream
8.4
Vanilla
7.8
Vanilla Ice Cream
8.3
White Chocolate
8.7
Chocolate Coconut
8.7
Chocolate Malt
8.5
Chocolate Peanut Butter
8.1
Delicious Strawberry
8.5
Banana Cream
8.3
Cinnamon Graham Cracker
8.3
Strawberry Banana
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MOM2SJ's Rating
10/10
Chocolate Coconut
10/10
Chocolate Mint
2/10

This specific protein brand was recommended to me by my son-in-law. This protein does exactly what I want it to do - keeps me full all morning with all the nutrients as a bonus. Thank goodness I started out with the 'chocolate coconut' flavor instead of the 'chocolate mint' flavor. I did not find the 'chocolate mint' to have much of a flavor. I got this flavor in a 2.5lb container when a special promotion was available. Instead of returning it, I bypass the flavor with adding mint extract and/or more fruit than usual. I'm looking forward to trying the 'vanilla' flavor. The 'chocolate coconut' will still be my favorite.



Jmoney09's Rating
10/10
Double Rich Chocolate
9/10

This is the best protein I have tried. It mixes well and the flavor is great. Normally I use Universal ultra whey pro as it is cheaper. However I feel I get a little more out of the Optimum.



This is the stuff! If you are looking for a decent priced protein this is your best bet. I have been taking this for a while now and the best bet is to take a scoop pre- workout then 1 to 2 scoops post workout(maters how hard you worked). reminder, this is not a MR meal replacement but fairly good if you don't have all the money in the world, if you fave a few more bucks recommend ISO 100



elguapoduane's Rating
9/10
Double Rich Chocolate
8/10

I will have to say that this product is very good. I can't say that it's the best tasting protein that I have ever had but it is the smoothest that I have ever tasted. This Protein is tasty and definitely does its job very well. This product definitely lives up to its name. I'm not a chocolate fan but I do like this particular company's chocolate protein. I will be buying this protein again but perhaps a different flavor. I take my protein with water although I'm sure it taste better with milk , soy milk or almond milk but I'm watching my calorie intake.



Mazi05's Rating
10/10
Mocha Cappuccino
7/10

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JuicyJosh7's Rating
5/10
Vanilla Ice Cream
10/10

Best tasting protein I've ever had. With nonfat milk, it tastes like vanilla ice cream, which is one of the reasons I kept drinking it. I was patient with the protein, knowing that it takes me a while to gain muscle. I lift fairly heavy with about 20 sets to failure, 30s rest periods and sweat dripping off my face in the gym. However, after drinking 40 lbs. of this protein over the course of 5 months, I had developed negligible strength gains, and it didn't do much for my recovery. Due to it's awesome taste, I had no problem pounding 6-8 servings at a sitting. But even though I would do this immediately following workouts and 4-5 servings/day in the days that follow, I would still be constantly sore, yet developed almost no muscle gains.



Sylvain27's Rating
10/10
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Very solid whey, high protein percentage in small scoops, great taste.



pcampbell86's Rating
10/10
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dof344's Rating
10/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
10/10

Great flavor, great value, great product. This stuff is a winner.



JimmyHoliday's Rating
10/10

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alijabbar14's Rating
7/10

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mohitdatta's Rating
8/10
Chocolate Peanut Butter
3/10

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BCrawford64's Rating
10/10
Chocolate Peanut Butter
10/10

It tastes just like Reeses Puffs cereal. Add milk instead of water and it tastes even better.



EJBIVFTW's Rating
8/10
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Expensive powder based on what is available locally in mass market (6 Star, Body Fortress etc.), but the label is significantly cleaner. Flavors so far have been good (yet to try the chocolate tub I bought), powder dissolves well in water, and rinses out of my bottles well too!



Evancoe's Rating
10/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
10/10

A super great product and can't wait to get another tub.



joemc1's Rating
10/10
Mocha Cappuccino
10/10

Mocha cappuccino is glorious! It's been a long while since I've have ON protein and I'm glad I switched. This stuff is great! Mixed very easily with about 8 oz liquid(equal parts water, 2% milk, and coffee) in a shaker cup.



CavsQB15's Rating
10/10
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This has been a consistent go to for me over the years. You can't go wrong with it in any flavor you choose. High quality product with results that show. I always find my way back to Gold Standard after trying other products. It just works.



musclewolf72's Rating
1/10
Double Rich Chocolate
1/10

This is pure garbage,they still living in 1999,when this garbage was created. Tastes awful and causes allergic reaction,my skin turned red. I don't understand the good reviews here,they must be from the people who works for this company and are being paid extra to write these reviews. DON'T BUY THIS GARBAGE PLEASE



7moodMuscle's Rating
9/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
9/10

AMAZING!! extreme milk chocolate is the only one i tried but as mix ability and taste its like heaven! though the only downside it has artificial sweeteners! i recommend anyone to buy gold standard. next im gonna buy vanilla (cause its natural , no artificial sweeteners) :D


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