This one of my favorite whey protein standing so far on my top list of 1,
I was fortunate enough to be able to review the chocolate flavor. I’m not a huge chocolate enthusiast. However, I do enjoy the taste of chocolate, especially in the form of chocolate milk. This whey protein was not as good as chocolate milk, however, for a chocolate whey protein it did taste pretty good and was quite satisfying. More importantly, it contains very little sugar or fat, which is good news!
Good enough so that I looked forward to drinking it as a form of desert. Therefore, flavor wise, I award Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein a score of 7.5/10.
Although I blended this whey protein, rather than using a shaker, I only did so for a few short seconds and it was good to go. However, most other protein powders I’ve tried have taken longer. Therefore, mixability/texture wise, I award Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein a score of 8/10.
As with any protein supplement review, it is difficult to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the product. The reason is, unlike creatine and pre-workout amplifiers there is no immediately noticeable effect.
The purpose of protein is to either get extra calories in your diet or to be used as a meal-replacement when you’re in a rush. Also, protein supplementation may be used in place of an unhealthy meal, which would be detrimental to an individual seeking an improved physique.
Since I began working out, protein shakes have been a part of my daily diet. The convenience of a protein shake is too good not to take advantage of.
I have failed to find an Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein that didn’t taste good; I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every flavor. Also, the flavors I have tried are; vanilla, chocolate and cookies n’ cream.
Furthermore, this whey protein has a high protein content per scoop. More importantly, it has ingredients that blow away most of the other competition. Most notably, this whey protein has low fat, low sugar and high protein per scoop.
Other than a taste which is good but not quite perfect, I am unable to find many negatives associated with it. Therefore, in light of all of this, I award Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein an overall score of 9/10.