Friday, February 22, 2013

it's friday, i'm in love: optimum nutrition 100% whey gold standard cinnamon graham cracker

*****every friday i'll be featuring a product review.  i'm blessed to receive lots of samples from various companies and am going to feature them in a weekly product review i'm calling: it's friday, i'm in love.*****

when i was a little girl, i had two favorite snacks: a piece of cheddar cheese melted on a plate and a tumbler full of broken pieces of graham crackers topped with milk.  as a child, i thought i'd created this graham cracker goodness and half expected it to be consumed at dinner tables country-wide.  my invention followed me through the years and even as an adult i crave it.  so you can imagine my excitement when the amazing folks at optimum nutrition sent me some love in the form of new samples to try and among them was their 100% whey gold standard cinnamon graham cracker.

i will admit that i was remotely hesitant to try the sample out of fear of disappointment, but i've also branched out to try different flavored protein powders from other companies and have been severely disappointed at the flavor.  can you blame me, though?  i had invented this awesome flavor combination in my youth and i couldn't have my dreams shattered!

when that big blue plastic tumbler would begin to empty of graham crackers, i'd feverishly fish around for any remnants in the bottom and then happily guzzle down the sweetened milk.  guess what?  i did the same thing with this protein shake when i tried it.  i kept swishing the blender ball around to make sure everything was well mixed and virtually licked the shaker cup clean.

nutritionally, i don't have a negative thing to say about the product.  the balance meets all of my needs and it sure beats the nutritional information of the unhealthy and sugary alternative!  this protein powder packs 24 grams of good for you whey protein (learn more about whey here), 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of sugar, and only 4 grams of carbs.

seriously, i'm in love!  again, can you blame me?

big thanks to optimum nutrition for sending me down memory lane with that care package.  check out their products and info on their site and check back for more reviews of more products!

eat clean.  live lean.  live better.  live longer.
3.3 Lbs.Cinnamon Graham Cracker
Serving Size1Rounded Scoop(31.5g)
Servings Per Container48
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat1g2%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate4g1%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Not a Significant Source of Dietary Fiber
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Protein Blend(Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Ground Cinnamon, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Aminogen®, Lactase.
Contains Milk And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.
available for purchase at the following: optimum nutrition,, (you can purchase sample sizes on amazon!!)
grade for flavor: a
grade for nutrition: a


  1. Sounds more than interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. definitely more than interesting. mind blown!