How to Get Chocolate Out of Clothes

April 19, 2023 • Jamie Dorman

It’s decadent. It’s melty. It’s delicious. It’s… all over your clothes. As tasty as chocolate is, getting out of our clothes can be less than sweet. So, what do you do when your favorite candy tries to ruin your favorite outfit? Do you know how to get chocolate out of clothes?

If not, no worries. Simply follow these tried-and-true steps to restore your clothes to their former, chocolate-free glory.

Remove the chocolate

The faster you act here, the better. If possible, remove the offending chocolate from your clothing immediately. This can be done using a butter knife or another thin, dull surface. Don’t have a butter knife handy? In a pinch, a credit card works, too. Try to scrape off as much chocolate as possible without further driving it into the fabric.

Mix a stain-fighting solution

In a glass or small bowl, combine ½ cup of water with a heaping teaspoon of our EcoBoost stain remover for clothes. (If you’re dealing with an Armageddon-level chocolate disaster, you may need to double this recipe to have enough mixture to cover all offending areas). Mix until fully combined.

Sit back and let it soak

Thoroughly cover all stained areas with the stain-fighting mixture, making sure to get the edges of the stains to prevent it from spreading. Set a timer for 20 minutes, then sit back, relax, and let our EcoBoost stain fighter do its job.

Rinse it out

Once you hear that 20-minute buzzer ring, it’s go time. Rinse the stained fabric in warm water. We recommend doing this under a faucet rather than in standing warm water. This will ensure that clean water is continually running through your stain. When the water runs clear, your work at the sink is done.

Get down and dirty with detergent

Time for mixture number two. This one is formulated to get any lingering chocolate out of your clothing. So simple!

First, lay out one of our best laundry detergent sheets. Next, generously wet a toothbrush. Finally, scrub the toothbrush on the detergent sheet to create a wet, pasty mixture.

Use this paste to vigorously scrub the stain until it appears to be fully removed.

Say goodbye to that stain

Rinse the stained area once more with warm water. In most cases, this process should do the trick, and your stains should be gone for good. However, if the chocolate stain is still visible, you can repeat these steps again.

Once you are satisfied with the results, we recommend putting your clothes through a wash cycle using our laundry detergent sheets and in-wash scent boosters to get them looking and smelling fresher than ever.


Chocolate should be a culinary friend, not a clothing foe. With a bit of quality laundry detergent, stain fighter, and some elbow grease, chocolate disasters can be a thing of the past. Remember this easy six-step process next time you spill chocolate on your clothes— because chocolate belongs in your stomach, not on your sweater.

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