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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural Whey, Vanilla, 4.8 Pound

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Vanilla
4.8 pounds
  • • Whey Isolates are the primary protein source
  • • Higher Pure Protein Percentage
  • • Fast-Acting HYDROWHEY Whey Peptides
  • • Provides Whey Protein Microfractions
  • • Instantized to Mix with a Spoon
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Product Description

Flavor: Vanilla | Size: 4.8 pounds

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural Whey, Vanilla

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 U. S.A. , 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. This naturally flavored version of the same uncompromising formula gives you yet another option for keeping workout recovery interesting.

Beyond The Basics

24 grams of whey protein per serving with whey protein isolates as the primary ingredient. 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAAs with just 130 Calories with 3 grams of sugar & 5 grams of carbs (varies slightly by flavor).


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. Go to optimumsmoothie. com for recipe ideas.

Optimal Usage Occasions

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

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.


Product Details

Flavor: Vanilla | Size: 4.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10.8 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000GIURM2
  • UPC: 748927027273 748927028829
  • Item model number: 2730390
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,516 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

It has great taste and mixes well.
Melissa Pacheco
If you're looking for a natural, affordable and good tasting protein supplement I highly recommend you try this product.
MelissaC
This vanilla flavor tastes very natural (no artificial aftertaste).
SW Guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 89 people found the following review helpful By erry on January 22, 2015
Flavor Name: VanillaSize Name: 4.8 Pound
I have been loyal to this product for a couple years now; however, I agree with other reviewers. The price for the amount of product they are now providing is ridiculous. We are definitely getting short-changed. I will be looking at other protein powders now.
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Gary P. Anderson on January 8, 2015
Flavor Name: VanillaSize Name: 4.8 Pound
It is not 5 lbs as the original. It is 4.51 lbs for the same price.
Typical.
Don't get me wrong, I love the product.
But I absolutely hate the deception and greed of corporate America.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
January 16, 2015
We appreciate your interest in Naturally Flavored Gold Standard 100% Whey. The new version of this product contains 4.8 lbs, not 4.51 lbs. as some of the reviews have mentioned. This does amount to three fewer servings than a 5 pound tub of Gold Standard 100% Whey (approximately 90 grams less). While there are always going to be minor differences in servings per tub related to the weight and density of different flavors, the small difference in the naturally flavored line helps cover the expense associated with certifying each production run of this version as Gluten Free, which we felt was a worthwhile investment in peace of mind for our valued customers.
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By MadMax on March 2, 2015
Flavor Name: VanillaSize Name: 4.8 Pound Verified Purchase
I have been buying this for years; well, not exactly, because ON changed the formula. Just a few years ago, it cost around $40 for 5 lbs. Now, it costs around $60 for 4.8 lbs.

The slight label changes throw red flags, as there was some legal reason for the adjusted verbiage. The transition from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" is particularly worrisome. Phrases like "Banned Substance Free" and "No Synthetic Colors" confuse consumers into thinking that there is meaning behind them, even though said phrases mean absolutely nothing.

Aminogen® digestive enzymes have been removed from the new formulation.

The Amazon product picture is incorrect. The label shows 4.8 lbs (68 servings), as shown in my photo.
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189 of 218 people found the following review helpful By James on January 26, 2015
Flavor Name: VanillaSize Name: 4.8 Pound Verified Purchase
UPDATE: As of Sunday February 1st, Amazon merged all the negative reviews in response to the new formula with the positive reviews from the old formula. The new formula had 2.5 stars prior to being included in these reviews! What a scam!

UPDATE 2X: As of Monday March 16th, Amazon separated the reviews from the old formula and this new formula.

Not only did Optimum reduce the amount of powder and keep the price the same, they CHANGED THE FORMULA. This new "Naturally Flavored" powder now has sugar listed in the ingredients. We all know sugar is a processed food, which is NOT NATURAL. The original natural formula that we all loved contained evaporated cane juice powder as the sweetener. Compare your old 5lb tub to this new "Naturally Flavored" 4.5lb tub. NOT THE SAME.

Optimum also removed the patented ingredient Aminogen, owned by Triarco Industries, is added to high quality protein powders and other products to increase protein absorption and amino acid levels. NOT THE SAME.

This is deceptive marketing and a slap in the face to all loyal Optimum Nutrition customers. You are losing a customer of 7 years that spends over $3k on supplements annually. Don't be fooled by the paid FAKE REVIEWS in response to all the negative comments. Never again.

Since Optimum changed the formula, I've been purchasing MET-Rx 100% Natural Whey 5 Pound http://amzn.com/B0017I1XNC
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
March 9, 2015
This is the same trusted formula with the same ingredients as before. Each serving provides 24 grams of whey protein primarily from Whey Protein Isolates, 4 grams of naturally occurring Glutamine & Glutamic Acid, 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAAs with no artificial flavors or sweeteners. What's new is we had the product certified as Gluten Free and also Banned Substance Free. Evaporated cane juice powder is sugar by another name, and in keeping with ON's commitment to transparency we changed the Facts Panel to reflect the more commonly used description of the ingredient.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By G Italiano on March 10, 2015
Flavor Name: ChocolateSize Name: 4.8lbs Verified Purchase
DO NOT BUY, They Changed the recipe!!! I have been using ON's natural chocolate whey protein for years, but recently, corporate greed clearly got the best of Optimum Nutrition. The 'Natural' whey I learned to love and use exclusively, has now been changed to 'Natural Flavored'. The protein powder is no longer of the highest quality, and it tastes atrocious, not to mention they are trying to sell it for nearly $100! Why ruin such a good thing? I body-build and would have been a lifelong customer, but due to these greedy changes to the recipe, I will never order a product from Optimum Nutrition again.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By TechGuru on January 8, 2015
Flavor Name: ChocolateSize Name: 4.8 Pound Verified Purchase
Where's my 0.5 Lb and price went up slightly but what's with giving us 10% less. Optimum Nutrition you make a good product but dont try to nickel & dime us .
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
January 20, 2015
An error in pricing has now been corrected. Now a 4.8 lbs. tub of Naturally Flavored Gold Standard 100% Whey is $57.99, which is $0.85 per serving. That's only a $0.04 difference per serving from the older version that is now certified as Gluten Free. A small price to pay for nutritional peace of mind.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By GoGoGadget on February 19, 2015
Flavor Name: ChocolateSize Name: 4.8 Pound Verified Purchase
Loyal customer here, I've gone through about five 5-lb tubs of this stuff and I LOVED the original formula. I'm no longer a happy customer.

New product has less servings for the same price, removed Aminogen, and changed the name from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" because of now-added sugar. Wow ON, thank you for ruining your most popular natural product in a money-grab attempt to slip a fast one by your loyal customers.

For all of you still looking for the original, I managed to find some using Google Shopping and buying direct from a supplements website for $55 per 5 lb tub. It arrived today and it's the old formula so there is definitely still some stock floating around out there. Get some elsewhere to hold you over for a few months while we all identify a DIFFERENT BRAND to use in the future.

ON, go back to your old formula or I will be shopping elsewhere.
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62 of 71 people found the following review helpful By James May on January 31, 2015
Flavor Name: VanillaSize Name: 4.8 Pound Verified Purchase
The manufacturer completely changed the formulation of this product AND lowered the amount of product that you get.

This new product contains processed sugars. They had to change the name from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" to hide this deception.

The only reason I and many others bought this product was to stay away from the sugars and artificial components of other proteins.

What a sick way to deceive your customers. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
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