Gold Standard Whey

Optimum Nutrition

Category: Protein > Whey

Rating Rank
Overall Rating (4.2) 1/16
Protein (5.0) 4/16
Taste (4.3) 3/16
Mixability (4.8) 1/16
Value For Money (2.5) 14/16
  • Mixability Award. Mixes better than any other whey protein.
  • Awesome Taste. Has a taste rating of at least "tasty" (4 or more stars).
  • High Protein. Contains an impressively high level of protein (75g+ per 100g of powder).
  • Low Calorie. Less than 200 kcal in every 40g serving of protein.

Cheapest Prices

Retailer Weight Rewards Multi-Buy Discount Price
Discount-Supplements 2.27kg No No n/a £49.75
Monster Supplements 2.27kg No Yes n/a £49.93
TheSupplementStore 2.27kg Yes Yes n/a £50.99

Useful Info & Stats

Interesting stats about Gold Standard Whey
Weight 2.27kg
Protein Sources WPC, WPI, WP
Flavours Banana Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Mocha Rocky Road Strawberry Vanilla 
Total servings 43
Protein per £1 35.09g Down Arrow
Cost per serving £1.14 Down Arrow (based on you buying it at the lowest price of £49.75 from Discount-Supplements)
Cals per serving 195 kcal Up Arrow
Lasts for 15 to 29 days

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional information (per 100g of powder).
Protein 76.90g Up Arrow Fibre 1.40g Down Arrow
Carbohydrates 7.20g Up Arrow (4.20g Up Arrow) Sodium 0.37g Down Arrow
Fat 4.10g Up Arrow (2.20g Down Arrow)    
Calories 374 kcal Up Arrow    

Amino Acid Profile

Gold Standard Whey amino acid profile (per 100g of protein).
Essential Amino Acids Non-Essential Amino Acids
Leucine (BCAA) 10.29g Up Arrow Alanine 4.80g Up Arrow
Isoleucine (BCAA) 6.39g Up Arrow Arginine 2.05g Down Arrow
Valine (BCAA) 5.78g Up Arrow Aspartic Acid 10.19g Down Arrow
Lysine 9.07g Up Arrow Cystine 2.01g Down Arrow
Methionine 2.00g Down Arrow Glutamine 16.59g Up Arrow
Phenylalanine 3.04g Down Arrow Glycine 1.67g Down Arrow
Threonine 6.72g Up Arrow Histidine 1.72g Down Arrow
Tryptophan 1.65g Up Arrow Proline 6.13g Down Arrow
EAA (BCAA) Total 44.94g Up Arrow (22.46g Up Arrow) Serine 4.58g Down Arrow
Non-EAA Total 52.59g Down Arrow Tyrosine 2.86g Up Arrow

[Optimum Nutrition] Gold Standard Whey review.

Overall. (4.2) - (1/16)

Summary: ON Gold Standard Whey is a tremendously popular whey protein supplement. It's ranked #1 more than any other whey. It's rammed full of protein and quality, and it's one of (if not the) best whey protein powders on the market.

If you've done any research on whey proteins you've certainly ran in to the name "Gold Standard Whey" a few times – and that's for a good reason. It's a top quality whey supplement and everyone loves it – for even more good reasons.

Basically, ON Gold Standard Whey not only ticks all the boxes, it's usually the best (or at the very least one of the best) in those boxes too. Allow me to confirm that you've made a smart decision to buy a tub of this stuff.

Protein and nutrition. (5.0) - (4/16)

The quality of the ON Gold Standard Whey protein powder is exceptional. If you searched the Internet for the "best quality whey protein" you'd find ON Gold Standard Whey turning up as the answer time and time again.

Why is it so good? Because it contains a very high level of protein (76.90g/100g) whilst keeping the fat and carbs content low, which is exactly what you want from a whey protein powder. There are few whey proteins out there that rival ON Gold Standard Whey in terms of nutritional quality.

Annoyingly, once you start using Gold Standard 100% Whey you'll begin to feel bad about taking other protein powders.

Taste. (4.3) - (3/16)

Extreme Milk Chocolate

With the top-notch quality and flawless mixability (sorry about the spoiler), you'd forgive ON for making a whey protein that tasted like the head of a warm pint of lager. However, it doesn't. In fact, it tastes awesome.

It tastes so good that you'll want to try more than one of the 500 (ish) flavours they have on offer.

It's not the absolute best-tasting whey protein I've ever tried, but it is nice enough to look forward to – a title that not a lot of whey powders achieve. It's the kind of taste that you don't mind savouring, as opposed to shoving it down your neck and hoping your taste buds don't notice.

I think the taste is a little overrated in other reviews I've seen, but not by much. The fact that it's not the ultimate whey for taste is probably a good thing, otherwise other whey protein companies might just pack up and leave supplement town.

Mixability. (4.8) - (1/16)

Gold Standard Whey Mixability Gold Standard Whey Mixability: 50g of powder + 400ml of water. Magical.

If protein powder had feelings, Gold Standard Whey would smile when you mixed it with water.

When you crack open the tub for the first time you will notice that the powder is different to most other whey protein powders. It's more like sand than powder. You'll find that this is an incredibly useful trait, as it saves you from having to deal with fluffy powder floating all over your kitchen and being a nuisance in general.

The sandy consistency is so much easier to deal with, and if you've ever used other wheys before you'll be as thankful for it as I am. I know "powder annoyance" is hardly a make-or-break thing, but it's an added bonus that you'll notice and enjoy.

Gold Standard Whey Powder See how much tidier ON Gold Standard Whey powder is compared to normal whey powders?

But anyway, what's the actual mixability like? Well, put it this way, the only way it could have better mixability was if it mixed itself. Honestly, I can get a smooth mix with minimal froth after just one shake of the shaker, and that's without the grill bit. It would be a challenge to make it so that it doesn't mix better than 90% of protein powders.

I could easily write an essay on how impressed I am with ON Gold Standard Whey's mixability, but I think I'll just wrap this up with two words to describe it; easy and flawless.