Why is Cream of Tartar so expensive? In my local grocery store a regular sized jar, the kind you see in the spice section holding oregano, cumin, bay leaves, etc. cost eight and a half dollars. I was looking at not to cook with but to unclog a drain–but the recipe I found online for doing that called for half a cup of cream of tartar.
Interestingly, Cream of Tartar is an acidic powder that is a byproduct of wine’s fermentation in barrels.
I think I’ll just call the super to snake the thing out instead.