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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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Flavor: Double Rich Chocolate | Size: 10 Pound | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Flavor: Double Rich Chocolate | Size: 10 Pound | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

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 | Package Type: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 11.2 x 17.7 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic 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.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000GIQT2O
  • UPC: 748927028713 795186328696 707005066801 742128602116
  • Item model number: 1054618
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16,104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

From the Manufacturer

Performance Whey Gold Standard Whey Platinum HydroWhey
100% Whey Protein
Protein 22g 24g 30g
Calories 160 120 140
Fat 4g 1g 1g
Carbohydrates 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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Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. Please see our full disclaimer below.

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Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging
I've done a lot of homework on different protein supplements, and found that ON is one of the best out there. I have attached the lab results of their label claims vs. actual ingredient, and it is more accurate than its peers.

Beyond that, this is one of the best tasting low carb/fat protein shakes out there. I dont find it too sweet at all and I can handle taking it every day for weeks and weeks without getting bored of the flavor. One thing I do know about flavors is that opinion highly varies between people, but you will find a ON gold standard whey that you love. Rocky Road/ Extreme milk chocolate/ Chocolate/ Double rich are all just chocolate variants, so start off buying a small container until you find the one you like the most!

I start my workouts off with a serving of Alpha Gx7 Pre-workout - Watermelon Flavor when i am on the way to the gym, approx. 15-20 mins before my workout. I bring a bag full of ON gold standard whey with me to the gym so when im finished my workout, I can immediately get a hit of protein to begin the process of muscle building as soon as possible!

DO NOT believe someone when they say "x flavor is the best!" and then go off and buy the 5lb tub and have to choke down something you hate. Test it out for yourself!

I would also like to note I am a normal guy, not a crazy fitness freak, so my suggestions are really for anybody to follow! If anybody is wondering ive just followed stronglifts 5x5.
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Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging
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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Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging
One thing that you have to watch out for when buying whey isolate is if its pure 100% Whey isolate. The issue here is that if you are paying for 100% whey isolate (Its much more expensive to produce and sell), make sure you are getting what you pay for. For most people a blend is what you should be buying. I buy this along with this weight-loss supplement for my workout and fat loss regimen. Combining both has really helped me reach my long-term goals.

This is one of the best protein supplements that I have found, based on price, nutrition and quality of the protein.

The last important part when reviewing a protein powder, is solubility, and taste. I found that this was one of the best tasting protein powders I could buy. When its something you take after every workout, you definitely want it to taste good.
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Flavor Name: Naturally Flavored VanillaSize: 4.8 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging 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. Great job Amazon!

UPDATE 3X: As of Monday June 1st, Optimum has clearly paid for FAKE REVIEWS in response to the extreme backlash by former customers. Read the reviews over the past 4 months, PAID FAKE REVIEWS. Buyer beware.

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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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.

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