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

4.3 out of 5 stars 1,167 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • • 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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Flavor: Vanilla | Size: 4.8 pounds | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Flavor: Vanilla | Size: 4.8 pounds | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

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 | Package Type: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10.8 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 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 is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000GIURM2
  • UPC: 748927027273 748927028829 785923672618
  • Item model number: 2730390
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,290 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Flavor Name: ChocolateSize: 4.8 PoundPackage Type: Standard packaging 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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Flavor Name: VanillaSize: 4.8 poundsPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
The last vanilla batch I got of this was awful! The taste was one of the worst I've had in a long time. Maybe it was a bad batch, I don't know. But I said this to Amazon and they replaced it with a new flavor. Extreme milk chocolate. It's pretty sweet so I think I'll go back to my usual strawberry
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Flavor Name: ChocolateSize: 4.8 PoundPackage Type: Standard packaging Verified Purchase
I've been using this product for over five years. This was an excellent product when it cost $50 for 5lbs. It was a good product when they increased prices to $60-$70. At $100 for 5lbs it is charging a premium over other brands that's equivalent to the price of a gym membership. That's not a good deal.

I think it's unfortunate that products on Amazon are able to change their prices so drastically while keeping the reviews they received at a different price.
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Flavor Name: VanillaSize: 4.8 poundsPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I changed my review from 5 stars to 1 star. This used to be a great product, until ON decided to be shady and changed terminology, changed the formula, and changed the amount in each container. While keeping the price the same.

This was my OLD review:
I really don't think you'll be able to find a better protein for the price and quantity. I've been using it for years, and I have no inclination to change.
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Flavor Name: VanillaSize: 4.8 poundsPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I read reviews stating they changed recipe. Have to be careful that you get the NATURAL not natural flavored!! I thought I researched enough BUT when I ordered my 5# usual vanilla whey protien mix....at a HIGHER price....I received the natural flavored. So I just now re-did my research and viewed what I ordered and I D I D NOT get what I ordered! Also it tastes crappy! 8 guess I'll look for another brand to purchase from now on. I was a huge fan of Optimum Nutrition Gold but with a recipe change and false advertising....I won't be buying again. It's a shame when satisfied clients are lied to. Just beware and maybe chose more wisely. Buyer beware.
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Flavor Name: VanillaSize: 4.8 poundsPackage Type: Standard Packaging
Be careful!! They've changed the formulation of this product and it is now made with Sucrolose. The ingredient list in the picture has evaporated cane sugar but this has since been replaced with sucroslose. No thanks; I'll be returning.
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I LOVED this product, however I bought it at $57.49, now it's over $90??? Is the manufacturer out of their mind? I'm not EVER going to buy this product unless it severely drops in price. I liked that there's no artificial sweeteners, which many protein powders can't claim, preferring the artificial crap. But the outrageous price can't make up for it. I'd rather have no protein powder than pay this much.
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ON is one of my favorite protein powder brands, but this is quite possibly the nasty I've ever drank. The natural vanilla is a flavor you what you want to stay away from. Its very creamy and makes me cringe to drink. Ive consumed easily over 50 pounds of protein powder throughout my 4 years of lifting, and this is the hardest one for me to stomach. The regular non-natural vanilla is great, this is a no.
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