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
8463 Total Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating:
9.4
3062 Verified Buyer Ratings
Average Taste Rating:
8.4
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8.8
Coffee
7.6
Strawberry
8.7
Key Lime Pie
8.1
Rocky Road
8.4
Cake Batter
7.6
Tropical Punch
9.1
Mocha Cappuccino
8.4
Chocolate Mint
9
Extreme Milk Chocolate
8.3
Chocolate
8.8
Salted Caramel
8.6
Double Rich Chocolate
8.1
Cookies & Cream
8.4
French Vanilla Creme
7.7
Vanilla
7.8
Vanilla Ice Cream
8.2
White Chocolate
8.8
Chocolate Coconut
8.6
Chocolate Malt
8.1
Delicious Strawberry
8.5
Chocolate Peanut Butter
8.5
Banana Cream
8.3
Strawberry Banana
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CaroShruggs's Rating
10/10
Banana Cream
10/10

I was taking a GNC brand before which wasn't bad but they had fruity flavors. I got me some banana cream and no artificial taste. Sweet but I taste the actual banana in it. I love this for my night time meals.



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

I haven't had ON Standard Whey since my first year of lifting... Decided to try it out again. With that said, I didn't know what flavor to get so I came here and saw most people liked the extreme milk chocolate and mocha capp flavors. I decided to go with the milk chocolate...and let me say...its not the best. Its not the worst. My previous protein tasted amazing compared to this stuff, but then again it had more sugar and carbs. I mean the taste isn't awful but its pretty 'meh' if you get what I mean. Very weak milk chocolate taste and it could have definitely been stronger. All in all its not a bad taste...but I wouldn't rate it at a 9 or a 10 like some people here cause it gives everyone else wondering about the flavors a false idea of whats good and bad. I'd say this is at most an 8. I haven't tried it in milk yet so maybe that'll be better. Who knows. But the taste did not impress me, if anything, it surprised me in a bad way cause I expected a 9/10 rated flavor to be great.



CCH95's Rating
10/10
Double Rich Chocolate
9/10
Vanilla Ice Cream
10/10

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RoyalRugger's Rating
3/10
Chocolate
2/10

The Naturally Flavored ON whey tastes god awful. This new formula needs to go...



Cheyahhcarly's Rating
10/10
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Optimum is the best for the gainz. I used to use Cellucor, but found it didnt do much except provide the best whey flavors... but gainz are more important then flavor. And I tried BSN too, but Optimum is just the best so I had to stick with the best. Banana cream is the best flavor by far, it is sweet but tastes very much like banana and not too artificial either. Rocky road is the WORST, it is so strong and the marshmallow flavor is so artificial, too factory flavor if you ask me... Im not all about flavor with protein but it was very hard to stomach the rocky road and the strawberry banana flavor. Ordered Banana cream and Vanilla ice cream because you cannot go wrong with these two.



amywatsup's Rating
10/10
Delicious Strawberry
10/10

Tastes so good with my milk. I actually mix together with that and banana and it's the best banana split shake ever.



mchlkngl's Rating
8/10
Chocolate Malt
7/10

Not terrible. Reminds me of the candy Whoppers. Probably wouldn't get again.



mccrackenjl's Rating
10/10
Key Lime Pie
9/10

The ON Gold Standard Whey is my go-to whey protein powder. I've sampled a bunch of different flavors and they are all good with some being great. The Optimum Nutrition team and BB.com sent me some samples to try and I'm so glad they did. I've been using the Key Lime Pie flavor for a few weeks and it is the same high quality protein I've come to expect from ON. By itself, mixed in water the Key Lime Pie taste is good but I like to take it to the next level by mixing a serving with a serving of nonfat greek yogurt and Splenda. In just a few minutes you have a wonderful tasting high protein snack. With the Greek yogurt the taste is a 10. #ONsponsored #GoldStandard



Pilu22's Rating
10/10
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rtmc's Rating
10/10
Double Rich Chocolate
10/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
10/10

Extreme milk chocolate and double rich chocolate aren't much different other than one having a darker color to it when blending in shakes. I wouldn't recommend taking these flavors with water as they tasted quite horrendous. 2 glasses of milk, 2 bananas, and 1 scoop of 100% Whey tastes amazing.



EagerForMuscle's Rating
10/10
Double Rich Chocolate
10/10

One of my favourite protein shakes! I've been through 10lbs of this now and I enjoyed every single serving of it. I was starting at 150lbs around 11% body fat and now I'm sitting at 186lbs and 12.1% body fat. Would strongly recommend if you just need a shake to help you meet daily protein needs. Double chocolate is really good so is the vanilla!



capnjac's Rating
9/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
8/10

My go to post workout protein. Mixes well & tastes good.



amitshah7's Rating
10/10
Double Rich Chocolate
8/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
10/10

Best protein out there, hands down. There are a few other brands that offer more protein per scoop, but do NOT let that sway you from picking this one up. This mixes great and goes down smooth. Most of the other brands that offer more protein mix poorly and lack any taste.



asadishfaq's Rating
10/10
Delicious Strawberry
10/10

the best protein in the market..its tastes so good..i like delicious strawbery and double rich choclate...amazing



Cella1982's Rating
10/10
Chocolate Mint
10/10

This product mixes very well when compared to other brands. I purchased chocolate mint and I love the taste. I've tried other brands and wasn't able to drink them because they were too sweet. This is not the case for the chocolate mint. It was perfect. I have been using this product for less than a month so I cannot really comment on any gains of muscle. I do love taking this product though!



Brunotremblay's Rating
10/10
Double Rich Chocolate
10/10

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FattyWantTwinky's Rating
9/10
Mocha Cappuccino
10/10

Great protein, really my standard choice. Very clean, easily mixable. The Mocha Cappuccino is my favorite, purely because it tastes like a gas station cappuccino and I'm a fan of terrible coffee!



JDuke749's Rating
9/10
Extreme Milk Chocolate
9/10

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lioness692's Rating
10/10
Cookies & Cream
10/10

This is the best protein I have tried. It blends well and is light on your stomach. I blend it with water but tastes even better with almond milk. It satisfies my protein needs and hunger. Love the cookies n cream now gonna try milk chocolate.



bean25's Rating
10/10
Cookies & Cream
5/10
Mocha Cappuccino
10/10

This is absolutely the best protein powder out there gram for gram, cookies and cream tasted like french vanilla to me but mocha cappuccino was delicious when mixed with water or milk. I have coffee flavor on the way and I cannot wait to try it. I have definitely come a long way using Gold Standard and have seen a lot of gainz even though I still have a way to go. I absolutely recommend and even have a friend that bough some and loved it as well


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