Optimum 100% Whey Protein–Review

100% whey proteinI’ve written a few reviews in the past regarding various protein powders. We recently tried a new one. Since it’s been a LONG time since we did our last review, I thought that it was high time that I did one on our new powdered love.

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Now that all of the legal mumbo-jumbo is out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff.

What we have here is Optimum Nutrition’s Optimum 100% Whey Protein. We purchased vanilla and chocolate.


I’ve tasted some rank protein powders over the years. This is NOT one of those. The flavor is very tasty, and to be honest, I’ve been tempted to go back for more.

The French Vanilla Cream has a smooth flavor that reminds me of a vanilla ice cream. One of the great things about vanilla versus other flavors is that you can easily modify the flavor by adding fruit, peanut butter, coffee syrups, etc.

The Double Rich chocolate lives up to it’s name. If you’re a chocolate fan, you’ll love this one. I’ve always been a vanilla fan, but this could easily change my ways.

Mix it up

One of the things that drives me nuts are clumps in my protein shake. This is due to powders that don’t mix in milk or water well. I haven’t run into this issue with Optimum 100% Whey Protein.

Initially I used a shaker cup with a built in agitator. After a few shakes, I didn’t find any clumps. I was a little shocked not to find some at the bottom of the cup when I washed it out. That means that I consumed all of the protein that I paid for.

Next came the stir test. In a cup with milk, I stirred the powder in with a spoon. Once again, I was not disappointed. There were a few small clumps, which may have gone away with a little more stirring. Overall, I was satisfied.

The bottom line

There’s a reason that Optimum 100% Whey Protein has been named Protein Powder of the Year, and Overall Supplement of the Year in 2009 & 2010. This stuff is the real deal.

What has two thumbs, and loves Optimum 100% Whey Protein? This guy!

**UPDATE** We’ve tried a few other flavors, such as Rocky Road,  Caramel Toffee Fudge, and Cookies and Cream. I’m not a caramel fan, but the Rocky Road & Cookies and Cream were the bomb!

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3 Responses to “Optimum 100% Whey Protein–Review”

  1. Tim says:

    Oh what sweet timing you have. The other day when I went to order some protein powder, it looks like the company is going out of business. I ended up buying some stuff from the-nearest-supplement-store-that-shall-remain-nameless. I’m not impressed.

    If you say it’s a good one, I’ll take your word for it. I just went and ordered a 2 pounder of strawberry. I hope it tastes like strawberry Quick.

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  3. Todd says:

    @Tim, It sounds like we were using the same protein supplier, because we experienced the same thing
    If it helps, this Optimum 100% kills the other stuff. I’ve never had a powder that mixed this well, and it tastes awesome. What more could you want in a protein powder?

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