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ON Gold Standard Whey 100
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Quality of content
ON Gold Standard Whey 100 contains a type of protein called whey protein concentrate. Whey protein concentrate is probably the best source of protein you can find. It has a great amino acid distribution, has a great taste, and is usually fairly affordable.
ON Gold Standard Whey 100 scored 94 in our DIAAS analysis. The DIAAS score is a little below the best protein powders on the market. Although, it is not a poor score, it is still below the best products on the market. So, keep that in mind if protein quality is crucial to you. The analysis we did on the contents of this product, showed that it is Histidine, which limits the DIAAS score. ON Gold Standard Whey 100 by ON has declared that it contains 78.5% protein, 6% carbohydrate and 4% fat.
This protein powder has a reasonably high protein concentration. This means that little or no fat or carbohydrate has been added. This is relevant to consumers interested in protein supplementation, but not in excess calories from other macronutrients. ON Gold Standard Whey 100 contains, what we consider, a normal amount of carbohydrates.
Should you choose ON Gold Standard Whey 100? So, if you are concerned with the quality of the protein that you purchase, then you will be able to find a bunch of other products offering protein of a higher quality.
Taste and mixability
We shipped blinded samples of the product to our review panel, so they could review the product in a blinded manner. ON Gold Standard Whey 100 got an average score of 5.8 out of 10.
ON has not really hit a homerun, when it came down to taste. With an average score of 5.8 it is only average in taste, mixability and texture.
The standard deviation was 2.0 across the review panelists, who rated this product. We do not consider this to be a high standard deviation. It does, however, tell us that there were people, within the panel, who had quite different opinions regarding the taste of ON’s protein powder.
Pricing is obviously important to take into consideration too. The price of a kilo of ON Gold Standard Whey 100 in the UK is approximately 21 pounds. That means that you will pay 0.62 pounds for a 30 gram shake and 0.02 for each gram of protein.
This means that the price is about average. It is not the most expensive, but not the cheapest option available either. You should probably look elsewhere, if you are conscious of prices as a consumer. If you are not, then this could potentially still be a valid option.