Review: Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound

Optimum Nutrition’s Double Rich Chocolate whey protein powder provides a good value for a 5 lb tub.  In comparison, it is leagues better than buying cheap protein powder like you can buy from Wal-Mart, such as Six-Star’s protein powder.  Those cheap tubs of protein usually clump up when mixing, taste terrible, and give you a stomach ache.  At least that has been my experiences in the past.  Now I try to stay with the name brand protein powders and Optimum Nutrition is one of those better products.

The taste is decent but still for me I need to mix it with milk.  I still haven’t found one that I like where it tastes good mixing with water.  Especially since the texture is more gritty which the milk helps mask.  The flavor of this one is a bit on the bitter side and not as sweet as I was expecting.  If the taste and texture are an issue then you can always add some peanut butter to it.

It offers similar nutritional value that other brands have but it doesn’t seem to have the side effects that I have experienced with some other brands. Overall I would say it is a good product.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound
7.875

Taste

8/10

    Clumping

    8/10

      Value

      9/10

        Texture

        7/10

          Pros

          • Good Taste
          • Minimal Clumping
          • Great Value
          • No Side Effects

          Cons

          • Texture is gritty