Either you didn't read that properly, or I didn't write it very clearly, so here it goes again:
The below could be wrong if most of it is in the hydrolysates, malto, etc.
What I ment about all the "fancy stuff" is things like the Phenylalanine.
So, to rip partially from someone else:
$0.66 for Hydrolyzed Whey Isolate
~0.10 per serving for dextrose
~$0.15 for maltodextrin
~0.32 for BCAA?s
~$0.18 for glutamine
$0.58 per serving for phenylalanine
Total = $1.99 per serving
That's after spending about $140 for startup, and then you've got to mix all that crap together. And you dont get the taste.
Of couse prices may vary.
So, I use Surge.