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How to get chocolate out of clothes?

From cookies, ice cream to hot drinks, chocolate is definitely many people’s all-time favorite!

Published 30 Jan 2022
Get chocolate out of clothes

From cookies, ice cream to hot drinks, chocolate is definitely many people’s all-time favorite! With such popularity, it is a common experience to have chocolate stains staying on your clothes while eating these sweet treats.

Unfortunately, chocolate stains are tricky to clean as they contain cocoa powder and cocoa butter. The powder is very stubborn to wash away when dried on your clothes and the butter is similar to an oil stain.

Sparkling and Beyond will introduce how to get the chocolate splotch out of your clothes in an easy and effective way so that you can fully enjoy your wonderful treats without worrying about your clothes being dirtied!

Before washing the chocolate stain out of your clothes

Before jumping into doing laundry, there are some steps needed to be taken. Firstly, use a spoon or knife to carefully remove additional chocolate clots from your clothes. This can stop the chocolate from enlarging the stain during the cleaning.

Next, turn to the back side of the clothes and rinse the stain with cold water. This step can gradually unbind the remaining chocolate from the fabric and make the dirt easier to be washed away in the next step.


Before washing the chocolate stain
Before washing the chocolate stain (Source: Internet)

Wash the chocolate stain on your clothes with detergent 

Cover the stain with detergent or soap foam and immerse the clothes in cold water for no less than 30 minutes.

After this, the stain should be removed. If the dirt is still visible, rinse the clothes with cold water again and repeat the previous lathering and soaking process.

Lastly, wash the clothes thoroughly again based on the instructions on their tags. Remember not to put these clothes into the dryer until the chocolate stain fully disappears.


Wash the chocolate stain with detergent
Wash the chocolate stain with detergent (Source: Internet)

Tips of removing chocolate spill from your clothes

Since the chocolate stain can become very stubborn to be washed away, it should be cleaned as soon as possible. I

f you are outside and encounter an unpleasant chocolate spot on your clothes, try to scrub the chocolate away as much as possible to mitigate the spread of the stain.

After this, you can go to the restroom and wash the spot with cold water only and simply let it dry. In this way, the spot will not spread further and be easier for you to clean when returning home.


Tips of removing chocolate spill
Tips of removing chocolate spill (Source: Internet)


Having chocolate desserts is always a wonderful experience but cleaning chocolate spills in your clothes is not at all a fun time.

If you have this problem next time, simply follow the instructions above. To recap, remove excess chocolate to prevent further dispersing and rinse the spot with cold water.

After this, lather the spot with soap or detergent and drench the clothes in cold water for 30 minutes before washing the clothes completely.

After this, the spill will be removed. As you can see, the chocolate stain is very unyielding so it should be dealt with as soon as possible.

If you need to clean a chocolate dirt outside of your house without proper equipment, you can still remove most of the chocolate spill and rinse it with cold water. We hope these tips are helpful to you. 

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