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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 10 Pounds Bags, Packaging May Vary

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About the Product

  • One 10-pound bag of chocolate-flavored instantized whey protein
  • Packed with whey protein isolates
  • For maintaining and increasing lean muscle mass
  • Instantized to mix easily with a spoon
  • Each serving provides over 5 grams of BCAAs


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Product Description

Flavor: Double Rich Chocolate | Size: 10 Pound

Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard 100% Whey uses pure Whey Protein Isolates as the primary ingredient. Combined with ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate, each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are prized by athletes for their muscle building qualities. With more than 20 tempting flavors to choose from, ON’s Gold Standard 100% Whey gives you plenty of ways to keep workout recovery interesting.

Product Details

Flavor: Double Rich Chocolate | Size: 10 Pound
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 11.2 x 17.7 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000GIQT2O
  • UPC: 748927028713
  • Item model number: 1054618
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9,850 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,639 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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The Brand You Trust For Quality

Optimum Nutrition (ON) was founded in 1986 with a mission to set higher standards for the sports nutrition industry. As one of the few manufacturers to own and operate state-of-the-art production facilities that are GMP compliant, ON’s commitment to quality is uncompromising. You’ll appreciate the extra effort the industry leader puts into assuring ingredient purity, effortless mixing and exceptional taste.

There’s Only One Gold Standard

The sports nutrition industry’s best-selling whey protein powder represents the gold standard of protein quality. Made in GMP compliant company owned and operated facilities in the USA, Gold Standard 100% Whey uses pure Whey Protein Isolates as the primary ingredient. Combined with ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate, each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are prized by athletes for their muscle building qualities. With more than 20 tempting flavors to choose from, ON’s Gold Standard 100% Whey gives you plenty of ways to keep workout recovery interesting.

  • 24 Grams of Whey Protein Per Serving
  • Whey Protein Isolates Primary Ingredient
  • 5.5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs
  • Instantized to Mix Effortlessly into Water or Milk
  • More Than 20 Different Flavors to Choose From!

Uncompromising Quality

Because of Optimum Nutrition’s commitment to consistent quality, each shake mixes up effortlessly and tastes exactly as expected every time.

Foundation For Smoothies

With an electric blender and a little imagination, you can turn your whey protein shake into a nutritious smoothie. Visit our website for recipe ideas.

Optimal Usage Occasions

First thing in the morning, before or after exercise, and after weight training.

Most Versatile Most Popular Purest Whey
Protein 22G 24G 30G
100% Whey Protein
Calories 160 120 140
Fat 4G 1G 1G
Carbs 9G 3G 2G

Important Information

Safety Warning
Allergen Information: This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans. Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients
Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium. Enzyme Blend: Aminogen, Lactase (Standardized to 100,000 Fcc Units/G).

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184 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Will on June 12, 2014
Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 Pound
I've been using this brand for more years than I'd care to count, mostly to gain mass and help cut fat (at different times). For gains, I hit about a 35%p/25%f/40%c macronutrient ratio, using a couple scoops of ON per dose between meals, when needed, to keep the protein high, and once right after training to help with repair/recuperation. For cutting, I shift my ratios to 50%p/40%f/10%c, and it seems to work well. If I'm feeling more impatient to lean out, I'll bump to 55%p, but doing that means I have to sacrifice somewhere else, so I try to avoid it on the long-term. I'm not going to say my results are completely attributed to protein, since it takes a well-rounded regimen to see the best results. I also take glutamine, multis and creatine for both building and cutting, but I'll also add BELDT: Force Thermogenic for the cutting cycle to help accelerate the process. Above all else, nothing beats real solid food, no matter what you're doing. Shocking, I know. Unbelievable how many people think supplements alone are the answer.

Best way I've found to use this protein is 2 scoops (Double Rich Chocolate flavor) with about 8 ounces of coconut milk tossed in the blender with a handful of ice cubes. Or no ice, if it's just my Blender Bottle on hand. Either way, tastes great, goes down easy and gives you what you need. Not going to comment on sweeteners, because I've never really been concerned with those.
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3,776 of 4,169 people found the following review helpful By Sumer on August 28, 2011
Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 Pound
As a fitness enthusiast and a Science guy, I am always curious to find the real value of a supplement. What works and what does not work. More importantly, I believe the analysis of a product should be based on strong scientific knowledge base, combined with good old fashion practical use of the product, and only then one should come down to the final conclusion.

This product review and analysis was conducted based on 3 parameters

A. Constituents: What comes in the box, the real value of the product
B. Assimilation: How does this product goes down in your system, how much of it will your body assimilate
C. Usability : Long term usability and and effects.

I believe this is one of the best supplements available in the market today. The Question is Why?

1. The Quality of protein. Since its manufactured by Glanbia (who owns Optimum nutrition), this product is coming straight from the manufacturer. This is a BIG factor, 90% of the protein supplement companies source their raw materials from third parties, often importing them from third world countries.

100 grams of Whey protein isolate from one source is NOT equal to the 100 gram Whey protein isolate from another. Inferior resources usually have high level of Heavy metals and cattle Hormones. This has been elucidated from recent tests and published widely in the consumer reports. ON aced this report with minimum levels of such harmful residues. Reason is simple, they make their own whey in a plant which has to abide all regulations under US law.

Just for the point of reference. I am from India, and therefore know first hand how many poorly regulated cheese plants export their whey to Europe and US. So make sure your Whey protein is coming from Whey extracted in the US!!
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882 of 1,048 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Carleton on May 13, 2013
Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 Pound Verified Purchase
First off, I've purchased a bunch of different flavors of ON Gold Standard Whey. All of them have close to the same nutritional value, but they vary greatly in taste. Both my wife and I drink these protein shakes as part of our daily diet, and as a product, Optimum Nutrition is great. I've mixed with both milk and water, and all of the shakes mix well and don't seem to clump. I've tried other manufactures whey, and I keep finding myself going back to ON for the price, nutritional value, and above all the taste.

So the flavor question. As I mentioned, each flavor has a different characteristic from the others. Some are bland, some taste sweet, some taste overly fake. We loved some, and we hated some. Below is a list based on what we like so far and why. Bear in mind that I hate diet drinks for their bad aftertaste. The drinks don't have to be sweet for me to like them, but I can't stand the garbage aftertaste of fake sweeteners.

The best flavors:
Rocky Road - By far the single best tasting flavor. The downside is that it does taste a little sweet. The nutritional value is right on with the other flavors, but it is a bit sweet. I could drink this all day. If you only buy one flavor, this is it. There is no real aftertaste, and the flavor is great.

Extreme Milk Chocolate - Another good flavor with almost no aftertaste. This one tastes like chocolate, and doesn't have a fake taste to it. If you are looking at the chocolate flavors, this one is perfect.

Natural Vanilla - This is a slightly different product, and it comes in a tub with yellow labeling instead of the red. It's on Amazon for the same price, and it has the same nutritional values. They claim it has less artificial sweeteners in it, hence the natural label.
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449 of 544 people found the following review helpful By Nico R on February 18, 2014
Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 2 Pound Verified Purchase
First, let me start off by saying this is a great product. I've been weightlifting for 5+ years and this has been my go-to protein for a few years now.

I love that it's mostly whey isolate, which means it's easy on the stomach. It has lots of good flavors, the double rich chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and strawberry banana are all great. The product mixes well which is a definite plus. It has a great macro breakdown (high protein, low carbs/fat), and it's a great price for the quality (ON is owned by Glanbia so they have access to a ton of high quality whey, unlike some of the other lower priced whey proteins out there).

My only complaint is that sometimes it upsets my stomach. I usually eat 6-7 times a day (which means 3 shakes a day), and I don't know if it's because of either the artificial sweeteners or the whey concentrate, but if I use too much more then 2-3 scoops a day, I get bloated and uncomfortable. So just a minor complaint, an easy work-around is that I started using a naturally sweetened 100% whey isolate product for my post-workout shakes. I've tried a couple different ones so far and right now I'm really liking LEGION Whey+: 100% Whey Isolate Means No Upset Stomachs. Added Leucine Means More Muscle Growth.. It's tasty, it doesn't upset my stomach at all, and it has additional leucine, which is a nice bonus, especially as a post-workout shake.

Overall this is a fantastic product and deserves all 5 stars. Hope this helps!
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