How to remove hot chocolate stains from clothes

Chocolate is the main ingredient in a number of great desserts. However, it’s also one tricky stain to remove. Hot chocolate? That’s on another level. A delicious combination of chocolate, sugar, and milk, hot chocolate stains are even more difficult to remove on account of their mixed nature, especially when the heat from the beverage embeds the hot chocolate stain deep into the weave of the material, so it’s recommended to treat the stain as soon as possible. Also, it’s important that you use a high-quality washing detergent, such as Ariel All-in-1 PODS if you want to completely remove hot chocolate stains. Follow our Ariel stain solutions and tips for optimal hot chocolate stain removal with outstanding results from the 1st wash!

Chocolate Stains On T-Shirt

Removing hot chocolate stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    If your clothes are heavily stained, you can get rid of any excess hot chocolate by hand or by rinsing the garments with warm water to avoid excess hot chocolate depositing on the drum.

  • 2

    Put the POD in the drum

    Place one Ariel All-in-1 POD at the bottom of the drum before adding your clothes to the washing machine. Use one POD for medium soiled clothes or loads of 4-5 Kg, and two PODS for heavily soiled clothes, loads over 5KG, or hard water areas. Always make sure to check dosage instructions on your pack.

  • 3

    Close the box and keep out of reach of children

    It is important to always close the Ariel PODS packs with a “Click-Clack” and keep washing capsules out of reach and away from children.

  • 4

    Don’t overload your washing machine

    Place the clothes in the washing machine and on top of the washing capsule. In case your clothes are heavily soiled, make sure you don’t overload your machine by leaving at least two palms-worth of space.

  • 5


    Select the appropriate wash cycle, based on the garments’ fabric care labels. Ariel PODS have been designed to deliver an outstanding clean, even on cold and quick cycles. However, if your clothes are heavily stained, a higher temperature and a longer cycle can also help.

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    Take the clean clothes out of the drum immediately after the wash has finished for the best results.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before drying, as if the stain is not completely removed drying will set the stain.

Effective stain removal on many stains

Beverages can cause stains easily, and hot chocolate stains aren’t the only tough stain to remove. Coffee and tea stains can be difficult to remove, not to mention the proteins in the milk stains making the stain removal process more complicated. Luckily, Ariel offers outstanding stain removal results from the 1st wash, so you can enjoy your bedtime drink without worrying about stains.