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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein Review

100 Whey Protein Has it All...

Great taste, excellent pricing, and quality. You name it! If you've read some other protein articles on the site here, you'll see that I think highly of Optimum's 100 whey protein. I've been a long time user of 100whey protein, and have been very happy with it. Of the top of my head, I can think of handfuls of people who are also pleased with this protein supplement as well!

Strangely enough, despite how long I've been using 100 Whey and how much I enjoy it, I've never done a review on it. At the same time, Optimum Nutrition reformulated their 100whey sometime back to make it even better, so I decided to get off my lazy butt and do a review on it.

Yes, you read it correct, Optimum reformulated their 100% whey protein which was already top notch for price and quality considerations, and now, they've even made it better!

So what's changed? Here's some key changes:

  • the addition of Hydrolyzed whey peptides
  • each 30.4g scoop contains 1more gram of protein (now at 24g instead of 22g)
  • 100% Whey is now "instantized"
  • and a new look, which we don't really care about.

100 Whey Protein Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (scoop) 1
Servings Per 75
Calories 130
Fat Calories 15
Total Fat (g) 1
Sat. Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 30
Sodium (mg) 90
Potassium (mg) 220
Total Carbs (g) 4
Sugars (g) 1.0
Proteins (g) 24
Calcium (mg) 168

Ingredient Details:

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen®, Sucralose, Lactase.

So, what are hydrolyzed whey peptides, and how does it make the new 100% Whey better? Hydrolyzed whey is a whey protein isolate that have had some of it amino acid peptides broken into shorter chains of amino acids, which leads to improved absorption in the stomach. However, the hydrolysis process makes this form of whey taste bitter, and also increased the cost. Read more about whey protein processing methods and hydrolyzed whey here.

However, this new addition of Hydrolyzed whey is likely to be in a low percentage of the proteins present for those 2 very reasons: 1) taste bitter, 2) increased production costs. Unfortunately, we'll never know what percentages of each of the proteins present are, since manufacturers aren't required to disclose that information. Look on the bright side, having some is better than none. ;-)

From the sounds of it, the new 100% Whey Protein should taste worse, and should go up in pricing! But wait... It didn't! The new 100whey still tastes fantastic like before, and its still the same low price as before. Optimum Nutrition comes through for the average joes once again with a top notch product. I'm not a big fan of any strawberry flavors, but I really enjoy the vanilla and chocolate flavors.  I'd give it a 9.75 out of 10 on taste.

ON has certainly added a lot more flavor choices for their best selling whey protein powder. I remember so many years ago, there was maybe less than half a dozen different flavors, but now, you have a huge number of diffferent flavors to choose from. With so many flavors available, I haven't had a chance to try them all, but some of the flavors that I like include chocolate, double rich chocolate, mocha cappuchino, coffee, and extreme milk chocolate. Of course, your taste will differ from my, but try the different flavors available, I'm sure you'll find something just right for you.

Finally, what does "instantized" whey mean? Well, before, the previous formula was already very easy to mix. Throw it in a shaker, and there isn't any clumps or residues like many other powders. Now, Optimum Nutrition has taken it even a step further to make it "spoon mixing" friendly. That's right, for lazy folks like myself, sometimes I get too lazy to wash the turbo shaker after use, I just add the whey to water (or milk) and mix with a spoon - and there is no clumping either! Just follow the instructions on the tub, and you'll have a nice smooth tasting shake every time.

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