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Remove Chocolate Stains: 5 Easy Tips


Remove Chocolate Stains: 5 Easy Tips

Chocolate stains on clothing can be difficult to remove.

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I love chocolate in all its many forms. I'm not such a fan of the brown chocolate stains that occasionally find their way onto my clothing. There are a few tips that can help you get rid of chocolate stains on laundry.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Remove excess chocolate.

    Use a dull knife or a spoon to remove any excess bits of chocolate from the fabric. Work carefully to make sure you don't spread the chocolate to clean parts of the clothing.

  2. Rinse with cold water.

    Using cold water, rinse the back of the stained area. This allows the stain to travel back through the least amount of fabric possible.

  3. Rub in some liquid laundry detergent.

    Gently rub liquid detergent into the chocolate stain. Allow the clothing to sit for 5 minutes. Next, soak the clothing for 15 minutes in cold water, Every 3-5 minutes, rub the stained area between your fingers and thumb to loosen the stain. Rinse thoroughly. Continue until no more stain can be removed.

  4. Try a stain remover.

    If an oily stain remains, add a stain remover stick, gel, or spray. Wash normally.


  1. Before drying make sure that the stain has been fully removed. Sometimes a faint oil stain may be left over. Try rubbing liquid dish soap into the stain and washing in the hottest water safe for your garment.

What You Need

  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Stain remover stick, gel, or spray
  • Liquid dish soap (optional)
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