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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein - Gold Standard

I got my blender working today, finally.  I have been ignoring it, and walking past, and not bothering, and, "Look, cold chicken fingers!"

I have not been anywhere near the scale either.  It helps that my upstairs bathroom is not used, because, while it's there, the shower doesn't get hot and I STILL need a plumber.  We just don't bother with it, it stays perfectly clean, and THAT is where the scale goes.  Stepping on it causes serious distress, I do not need.  I know HOW to lose weight, I just have to DO it.


Back to the blender.  I cracked the seal on a brand new tub of protein:

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Chocolate Mint - 2 Pound Powder

I don't even recall buying this product, so I had to check the dates, it's been here forever. 

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With only 120 calories and 24 grams of protein with just 3 carbohydrate, 1 gram of sugar, it makes a super post gastric bypass protein supplement, IF it tastes good.

Peeling back the inside seal, I smelled it, my favorite taste/smell combination:  Chocolate and mint.  I did not smell any protein, no sour milk, nothing to indicate what I was in for.  I mixed one scoop of the protein with ice cubes and four ounces of light soy milk, and blended it. 

It's gooooooood. No protein-y overwhelming taste, nice chocolate taste with a hint of mint. Next time I would prefer to use less liquid or more powder for a more intense flavor.  It was thin, no real creamy texture, but I did use a LOT of ice. I will attempt to make a shake naked, with just liquid and powder, in the blender bottle for a real texture test.

Although it obvious where this particular flavor is headed for me -- hello, it's chocolate and mint, it will be made into protein Frappuccinos.  ;)

The Optimum Nutrition is not a meal replacement, it's a supplement, meant for building and retaining lean body mass.  But, with only 120 calories, it's a really great option for adding to your day.

The powder comes in a million flavors -- I am just partial to chocolates, coffees, vanilla and mint when I am buying A TUB of the stuff, so I can't say that the "Root Beer Float" is any good in the taste department.

  • Product -  Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Chocolate Mint - 2 Pound Powder
  • Price -Varied widely online, I just saw $17+-$39.99
  • Via - I think I bought this online, it was so long ago.
  • Pros - A million flavors. quite inexpensive, 120 calories for 24 grams protein, very low carbs, one gram of sugar, very good for a WLS post op protein supplement.
  • Cons - SLIIIGHT dry mouth after-feel, not thick and creamy
  • Rating - Pouchworthy, MM.

Then again, you could just listen to him. :X

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