How to remove chocolate stains from clothing

Chocolate can be a tricky stain, especially if it is not treated while it’s fresh. So to remove it effectively, it needs to be pre-treated. The most effective solution to remove chocolate, ice cream and jam stains from clothes is Ariel liquid, as they are enzymatic stains and Ariel liquid detergent has enzymes that are very efficient at breaking down enzymatic stains and food residues. So follow the instructions below and get rid of those pesky chocolate, ice cream and jam stains in the 1st go.

A great dessert not only tastes amazing but looks it too. Yet a great garment covered in chocolate sauce, ice cream or jam stains is neither. Ariel can help your favourite garments get back to looking amazing, though.

Traditional advice may have been to use dishwashing liquid for chocolate stain removal, but there is another way that doesn’t involve experimenting. Watch our step by step guide on how to get rid of chocolate stains from clothing, or read the instructions below.

Removing dessert stains

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    Remove excess

    Start by scraping any excess off the garment before rinsing under running warm water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove any excess.

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    Pour Ariel Liquid Detergent directly onto the chocolate stain, enough to completely cover the stain. You can pour from either the bottle or the cap.

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    Spread the detergent over the chocolate stain with the pre-treat cap. The flexible fins of the cap can help spread the detergent over the surface of the stain as well as into the garment’s fibres.

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    Without washing off the detergent, place the garment into the washing machine with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will boost your wash performance.

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    The cap is also a dosing device. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent and place it directly into your washing machine drum, on top of the clothes.

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    Wash with the usual cycle, at the highest indicated temperature. Always make sure to follow the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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    After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on many stains

Dessert stains may have other friends. Whether it’s the gravy from the earlier meal, the red wine stain that went with it or coffee stains, Ariel knows how to remove those stains, too.

For chocolate stain removal, or any other type of dessert, you can trust in Ariel to return your favourites’ amazing look. Use Ariel Original Washing Liquid to help with tough stain removal, and while you can’t get your clothes to taste great, they can smell great instead.