Costco's whey protein review

  1. Registered User
    andro69's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Age
    43
    Posts
    264
    Rep Power
    273

    Costco's whey protein review


    Finally opened up the Costco brand whey protein I had in the pantry for 2 weeks. Bavarian chocolate. I don't know of the quality of this stuff but the taste is pretty d*** good. Best whey i've tasted yet. For only $20 is seems like a steal. Ok review over. Carry on.

  2. board observer
    Moyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Age
    31
    Posts
    880
    Rep Power
    572

    Quote Originally Posted by andro69
    Finally opened up the Costco brand whey protein I had in the pantry for 2 weeks. Bavarian chocolate. I don't know of the quality of this stuff but the taste is pretty d*** good. Best whey i've tasted yet. For only $20 is seems like a steal. Ok review over. Carry on.
    Can you give more info? Nutritional info? Ingredient list please? How big's the container?(5lbs hopefully).

    My nearest Costco is over an hour away and I've never been there, so if this stuff is really decent it would be a good excuse.
  3. USA HOCKEY
    CEDeoudes59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    3,928
    Rep Power
    3200

    ^^^
    what he said
    My Little Site about Hair Loss & Anabolics-
    hair loss from steroids dot com
    •   
       

  4. Gold Member
    BodyWizard's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    the land of make-believe
    Age
    62
    Posts
    2,378
    Rep Power
    1311

    Costco's whey tastes OK, but I'm not crazy about it: the protein per serving isn't great, especially w/ the size of that damn scoop (what is it, 93 grams?), and it's got little to no isolate in it& the carbs are high (all this is from memory: I finally emptied the jug & no longer have the label).

    much prefer Optimum's 100% whey: >50% WPI, v.low carbs, no "gastric effects"....

    hey Deoudes, who's the guy in your avatar?


    (ps - I had the vanilla - which, strangely, had a hint of pineapple to it)
  5. Registered User
    T-Bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northeastern United States
    Posts
    15,464
    Rep Power
    4172664

    I like all the whey. Its much better than optimum.
  6. Registered User
    Beelzebub's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  240 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Age
    35
    Posts
    6,680
    Rep Power
    10785

    yeah, i just finished two jugs of costco's whey protein. the values aren't that far off from ON 100% whey protein, but it doesn't mix as well. i'll stick with my ON for now.
  7. USA HOCKEY
    CEDeoudes59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    3,928
    Rep Power
    3200

    Quote Originally Posted by BodyWizard
    hey Deoudes, who's the guy in your avatar?

    Dan Morgan, LB Carolina Panthers - Former Star at Miami (1st round pick) made the probowl for the 1st time this year (over Brian Urlacher).
    Urlacher missed nearly the whole year with injuries, but Morgan only played in 12 games himself.
    My Little Site about Hair Loss & Anabolics-
    hair loss from steroids dot com
  8. Gold Member
    shootmeagain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    476
    Rep Power
    360

    First, let me state that I am only speaking from a purely personal opinion here...

    I would never bother using protein from Costco. For the same reason I don't get my creatine at Wal-Mart or buy CVS brand EFA caps. They may be fine, but I would have no real confidence in them. To me, there is hardly a inkling of a reason to buy supps from places like this. You can get by on the cheap using some 'real' names if you want, or you can simply bite the bullet and get better quality, or product you can at least be confident in being good quality, by paying a reasonable price.

    Like I said, its just my personal feeling.

    My dad was once a top-notch golfer and frequently said that the best clubs for you were the ones you had confidence in, rather than any given name-brand. I'm sure Tiger Woods could dust most people on the course using $79.95 K-Mart clubs, but for me, they just wouldn't 'feel' right in my hand and I'm sure my score would drop considerably the second I put those clubs in my bag.

    I work too hard in the gym to not believe that my supplement choices are quality and will help me. If you don't have this hang-up (?) and you can feel good about using Wal-Mart this and Costco that... then more power to ya!
  9. USA HOCKEY
    CEDeoudes59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    3,928
    Rep Power
    3200

    i tend to agree, if GNC doesn't meet label claims, mass-producers like Walmart and Costco probably fail too.
    My Little Site about Hair Loss & Anabolics-
    hair loss from steroids dot com
  10. Registered User
    yeahright's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Poised on the brink of disaster.
    Posts
    6,372
    Rep Power
    10345

    The Costco protein gave me intestional distress issues.
  11. Registered User
    Dr Liftalot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    588
    Rep Power
    10908

    I LOVE COSTCO'S WHEY PROTIEN

    enough so that i used all caps, there ingredents can be argued better then ON's (if what they say is true) and taste is good, mixing alittle hard but with a bottle shaker no biggy, not mention the better value if your a costco member.
  12. Registered User
    Deccadick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Age
    37
    Posts
    143
    Rep Power
    175

    Are you referring to the Kirkland vitamin/supplement line at Costco? I didn't see any costco brand whey, but I picked up a 5lb jug of Sportspharma low carb Whey there for 19.99. Surprised, I didn't think Sportspharma was still around.
  13. Registered User
    protomike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    dewey beach
    Age
    32
    Posts
    396
    Rep Power
    9463

    eh, i was stupid and bought some of the vanilla and chocolate protein from costco last year thinkin it might have been a good deal... wasn't a big fan of it. taste didn't seem to be all there and it didn't seem to mix all that great either. who knows, maybe they changed up the formula, but i would rather go with substance or on's whey. on a side note, i got sick of using it for my pwo shake that i just started using it with sugar free/fat free pudding mix for a snack... it was the only way that i could get rid of it all.
  14. Gold Member
    JonesersRX7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,489
    Rep Power
    861

    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    The Costco protein gave me intestional distress issues.
    Resurection from the dead to talk about your gas!


  15. Sponsor
    Board Sponsor
    bigpetefox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    New Englander
    Posts
    3,686
    Rep Power
    2016

    Quote Originally Posted by shootmeagain
    I would never bother using protein from Costco. For the same reason I don't get my creatine at Wal-Mart or buy CVS brand EFA caps. They may be fine, but I would have no real confidence in them. To me, there is hardly a inkling of a reason to buy supps from places like this. You can get by on the cheap using some 'real' names if you want, or you can simply bite the bullet and get better quality, or product you can at least be confident in being good quality, by paying a reasonable price.


    I work too hard in the gym to not believe that my supplement choices are quality and will help me. If you don't have this hang-up (?) and you can feel good about using Wal-Mart this and Costco that... then more power to ya!
    Reps for you!

    If half the people who bought that stuff worked a week in the supplement industry, they'd stay far away from those mass-produced tubs of freeze-dried sewage..
  16. Registered User
    sogone2day's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,158
    Rep Power
    685

    I work at costco and I wouldn't buy from them. I hate my job but we did get a $2 raise. An the pay $4 extra an hour on sundays. Not bad for a summer job. I don't think it is even that much cheaper buy stuff there. I'd stick to my Optimum Nutrition it only about $70cdn for a 10lb bag.
  17. Unbreakable
    Board Moderator
    David Dunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    49
    Posts
    11,723
    Rep Power
    949536

    Coscto carries WellementsŪ Premium Pro-Rated. They do not carry a Kirkland brand to my knowledge. Take a look at the profile.
  18. Registered User
    theshocker21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    381
    Rep Power
    296

    I live in Arizona, where Wellements (HDT) is based out of. I was told by somebody that they make the protein for costco.

    Costcos protein is PRO BLEND 55
  19. Registered User
    yeahright's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Poised on the brink of disaster.
    Posts
    6,372
    Rep Power
    10345

    Quote Originally Posted by JonesersRX7
    Resurection from the dead to talk about your gas!


    Any excuse.
  20. Unbreakable
    Board Moderator
    David Dunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    49
    Posts
    11,723
    Rep Power
    949536

    Costco carries the Premium Pro-Rated in chocolate and vanilla only. It is in my cupboard.
  21. Registered User
    yeahright's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Poised on the brink of disaster.
    Posts
    6,372
    Rep Power
    10345

    Quote Originally Posted by B5150
    Costco carries the Premium Pro-Rated in chocolate and vanilla only. It is in my cupboard.
    That's the stuff. My body didn't react well to it at all.
  22. Unbreakable
    Board Moderator
    David Dunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    49
    Posts
    11,723
    Rep Power
    949536

    It is near and above on most of the amino profiles of ON and the price and convenience makes it work for me. Costco is up the street from me and I can get a couple three 6lb bags with no shipping. I only use it twice a day and not too bad on my GI..
  23. Registered User
    sogone2day's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,158
    Rep Power
    685

    they have kirkland brand
  24. Registered User
    canadian champ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    843
    Rep Power
    552

    Quote Originally Posted by sogone2day
    I work at costco and I wouldn't buy from them. I hate my job but we did get a $2 raise. An the pay $4 extra an hour on sundays. Not bad for a summer job. I don't think it is even that much cheaper buy stuff there. I'd stick to my Optimum Nutrition it only about $70cdn for a 10lb bag.
    It can be cheaper to order from board sponsers.
    cc
  25. Registered User
    sogone2day's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,158
    Rep Power
    685

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian champ
    It can be cheaper to order from board sponsers.
    cc
    Even with shipping charges and customs? 10 LBS is alot of weight to ship out of the USA.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-10-2009, 04:18 PM
  2. all the whey protein review
    By Necroticism in forum Supplement Logs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-04-2008, 08:45 PM
  3. All The Whey Protein Reviews
    By joebo in forum Supplement Logs
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 12:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in