Optimum Gold Standard Whey 2.2Kg Rocky Road £25.00 @ Amazon
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Optimum Gold Standard Whey 2.2Kg Rocky Road £25.00 @ Amazon

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Found 23rd Dec 2016Made hot 23rd Dec 2016
Rocky Road flavour only. Cheapest price ever for this flavour

Contains whey protein isolates rates over 90 percent pure protein

Each serving of gold standard 100% whey contains 24 g of protein

Packed with 5.5 g of branch chain amino acids per serving

Only 1 g of fat per serving

Only 1 g of sugar and 3 g of total carbohydrates per serving

£23.75 if you use S&S
- escortboy

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Original Poster

Hope it tastes good as I've bought 4 tubs. Last time it was £25 was on Prime Day. Much cheaper than the normal £40+ per tub!

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Edited by: "abhi63" 23rd Dec 2016

You've bought £100 worth of whey on a punt? Wow oO

Going to hold out for bulkpowders to do 30% off again to get 5KG flavoured for £40

Cheers, was running low

Nice find.
Ordered. Many thanks.

abhi63

Rocky Road flavour only. Cheapest price ever for this … Rocky Road flavour only. Cheapest price ever for this flavourContains whey protein isolates rates over 90 percent pure proteinEach serving of gold standard 100% whey contains 24 g of proteinPacked with 5.5 g of branch chain amino acids per servingOnly 1 g of fat per servingOnly 1 g of sugar and 3 g of total carbohydrates per serving


if its 90% protein why does a 31.5g serving only have 24g of protein? that sounds like standard 80% Whey rather than a 90% isolate?

edit: just read, its a blended powder rather than a standard Whey powder.

Edited by: "paulj48" 23rd Dec 2016

Anyone tried this flavour? I loved the chocolate one.

Would this be a suitable alternative to The Protein Works Diet whey isolate 97? I use this as it causes less bloating and related side effects

This is considerably cheaper than TPW.

theproteinworks.com/die…-97

As GOld standard has some bcaa's, can it still be used with scuavation xtend bcaas powder ?

Thanks in advance

I don't care what it tastes like at £25 :P

Original Poster

stef232

I don't care what it tastes like at £25 :P


My thoughts exactly

£23.75 with subscribe and save.

Original Poster

24bar

Would this be a suitable alternative to The Protein Works Diet whey … Would this be a suitable alternative to The Protein Works Diet whey isolate 97? I use this as it causes less bloating and related side effects :(This is considerably cheaper than TPW.http://www.theproteinworks.com/diet-whey-isolate-97As GOld standard has some bcaa's, can it still be used with scuavation xtend bcaas powder ?Thanks in advance



It mixes well and goes down easily. No bloating issues here. Been through around 6 or 7 tubs. Maybe give it a shot with 1 tub

I see there are so many varieties of these things...does this compares better than Holland &Barrett types where it's buy one get one for a penny? If they are the same stuff then H&B looks good, if not the same then this looks like the best deal.
Edited by: "shineytoys" 23rd Dec 2016

Original Poster

shineytoys

I see there are so many varieties of these things...does this compares … I see there are so many varieties of these things...does this compares better than Holland &Barrett types where it's buy one get one for a penny? If they are the same stuff then H&B looks good, if not the same then this looks like the best deal.


£92 for the same size in a different flavour @ H&B oO Guess that's how the buy one get one for a penny works X)

French vanilla is the best. it smells like Starbucks Caramel latte.

Great stuff, thanks! Bought 4 tubs on prime day, now bought another 2. Great protein!

Thanks, bought 4.

Ordered 4. Been waiting all over Christmas for this to drop. Last year with s&s they were working out to £18 each, but this will do! Top heat

24bar

Would this be a suitable alternative to The Protein Works Diet whey … Would this be a suitable alternative to The Protein Works Diet whey isolate 97? I use this as it causes less bloating and related side effects :(This is considerably cheaper than TPW.http://www.theproteinworks.com/diet-whey-isolate-97As GOld standard has some bcaa's, can it still be used with scuavation xtend bcaas powder ?Thanks in advance



There is no harm in using it in conjunction with Scivation Xtend.I personally use Sciv during workout and TPW Whey 80 post workout with L Glutamine in it. Bloating can also be caused by less water consumption or dairy in diet

Cheers op. Ordered

Thanks op

wtf is rocky road meant to be as a flavour? never heard of it before?!

Clay, dirt and a bit chalky

gone now

Bodybuilders Warehouse powder is equally impressive and cheap

edcor9889

There is no harm in using it in conjunction with Scivation Xtend.I … There is no harm in using it in conjunction with Scivation Xtend.I personally use Sciv during workout and TPW Whey 80 post workout with L Glutamine in it. Bloating can also be caused by less water consumption or dairy in diet



Good advice.
Also trying lowering carbs for a day or two to see if that has any effect on boating.

Whey hey, got one

abhi63

£92 for the same size in a different flavour @ H&B oO Guess that's how … £92 for the same size in a different flavour @ H&B oO Guess that's how the buy one get one for a penny works X)


Thanks abhi63

buyer101

Also trying lowering carbs for a day or two to see if that has any effect … Also trying lowering carbs for a day or two to see if that has any effect on boating.



I tried that but it didn't help my sailing skills.

I've had this flavour, it is truly awful.

No bias, I buy Gold Standard Vanilla by the 5kg bag, but this flavour is terrible.

Contains Acesfulme, so a no from me. Got Iritis and nearly lost sight in one eye the last time I had Optimum Gold. I stick with USN now

Tastes like pooo do not buy

I bought 5cofcthese last time and the taste is so bad had to sell them all on eBay

All gone

TheMexicaliKid

Contains Acesfulme, so a no from me. Got Iritis and nearly lost sight in … Contains Acesfulme, so a no from me. Got Iritis and nearly lost sight in one eye the last time I had Optimum Gold. I stick with USN now



USN premium contains Acesfulme K as well. As do the majority of protein powders.
I am not a nutritional expert but it certainly looks like Gold standard contains less 'junk' ingredients than the USN premium.

From the USN website:
MyoMatrixTM Whey protein isolate and concentrate blend, Maltodextrin, Cocoa powder (5%) (only In Chocolate variant), MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil (from palm fat), Flavour, Colour: Red Beet Powder, Stabilisers: Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), ZymaTechTM Lactazyme powder (Lactase), Non-nutritive sweetener blend (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K). - See more at: http://uk.usn-sport.com/en/whey-protein-premium#sthash.6Lj0sGzi.dpuf

Optimum Gold:
Protein blend (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey peptides), artificial flavour, lecithin, acesulfame potassium, aminogen, lactase.

Is it gone ?:(:(

Sold out

Disgusters

tom6195

Anyone tried this flavour? I loved the chocolate one.



Yes! I have this flavour and I wouldn't recommend it. Doesn't taste anything like rocky road and has a weird after taste.
Edited by: "Danjw91" 23rd Dec 2016

Genuine question: why is this popular when it's essentially £56.81 for 5kg of 76% whey protein (and a market leader even when it's not discounted and £50 for 2.2kg)?

5kg of Rocky Road whey concentrate (80%) at MyProtein is £40 with the 30% off codes that are constantly about, or even less during promotions (£38 a few weeks ago, with 5kg unflavoured whey concentrate being not much over £30). I'm sure it's a similar situation at other direct sellers like Bulk Powders / Bodybuilding Warehouse etc.

This 76% protein costs more than 5kg of flavoured whey isolate (90%) after discounts.

Is it viewed as being higher quality (e.g better amino acid profile) or are you simply paying for brand (endorsements, advertising etc)? Had a chat a couple of years back with one of the Optimum Nutrition fitness 'personalities' who was a mate of a mate. He claimed that all the whey sold in the UK was waste product from a single cheese manufacturer in Ireland and that the more expensive brands are better quality because they are the first whey extracted, similar to with olive oil having multiple pressings, starting with virgin and with the product becoming progressively cheaper and less desirable. He makes a living from his employer selling the stuff, who clearly have a vested interest in having a narrative about quality of product rather than value added via branding.

Is there any consensus on this?

dark_shadow

You've bought £100 worth of whey on a punt? Wow oOGoing to hold out for … You've bought £100 worth of whey on a punt? Wow oOGoing to hold out for bulkpowders to do 30% off again to get 5KG flavoured for £40



​Not sure what is the bigger punt. The known brand or the who the hell are they.
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