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Review: Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey (Vanilla)

Posted Jan 11 2010 10:42pm

optimum-platinum-hydrowheyIn my last order from Bodybuilding.com I received a free sample of Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey. I was so excited because I’ve wanted to try this ever since it came out, but I’m always afraid to buy things in case I don’t like the way they taste. If I don’t like the taste, I’ll never get my money’s worth, because it’ll simply sit in my cupboards.

I received the vanilla flavor and I can honestly say it’s the best whey protein powder or product that I’ve ever tried. You can either mix the protein powder with water or milk (or whatever else you like) and I tried it with water and it was fantastic. I bet it tastes really good with milk – like a milkshake!

Nutrition Information (Per Serving)

  • Protein Grams: 30
  • Calories: 140 (from fat, 10)
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Total Fat: 1 gram
  • Sodium: 170 mg

Mixability

I’ve never had issues with mixing any of Optimum Nutrition’s whey protein powders and that includes the Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey. It easily mixes in a shaker cup. No spoon or blender is required. It mixed to a smooth liquid and I didn’t feel any chunks while I was drinking it.

Taste

I have a hard time with a lot of sports supplements as far as the taste goes. There are very few things that I like. Out of everything I’ve tried, I like Supreme Protein Bars and BSN No Xplode (Fruit Punch flavor only). I’ve never really liked the taste of any whey protein powder I’ve tried. Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey in any of the chocolate flavors is okay, but was never a favorite. I tried the vanilla flavor of BSN’s Syntha 6 and could hardly get that first sip down.

Optimum Nutrition Hydrowhey in the vanilla flavor is excellent! I’m willing to bet the chocolate flavor tastes really great too because it’s hard to mess up chocolate. If the vanilla is good, I’m thinking the chocolate flavor is even better. When I get my hands on some, I’ll be sure to let you know what I think of it. I also just learned that they now have a Strawberry flavor too!

*This is not a sponsored post. This is my honest review of Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey (Vanilla).

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