How do I get chocolate out of a blue & white shirt?

How do I get chocolate out of a blue & white shirt?

Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

July 30th, 2011, 1:23 am #1

I've tried Shout, Orvus, and Liquid Tide. The stain is faded but still there.

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Joined: May 21st, 2006, 4:46 am

July 30th, 2011, 1:25 am #2

Let it soak overnight in Biz, which removes organic stains. If there is any remaining stain in the morning, rub a little liquid detergent over the spot when you re-wash. I hope you haven't dried it in the dryer--you will have set the stain. Although Biz sometimes works on set-in stains....
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

July 30th, 2011, 2:20 am #3

I'll get some tomorrow though. Thanks.

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Joined: August 3rd, 2010, 6:06 pm

July 30th, 2011, 2:57 am #4

Zout, and let it dry in the sun-a natural bleacher.
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

July 30th, 2011, 2:59 pm #5

I did find my Biz last night and soaked it overnight, but the stain is still there.

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July 30th, 2011, 5:11 pm #6

I've tried Shout, Orvus, and Liquid Tide. The stain is faded but still there.

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Yesterday DD wiped up chocolate ice cream with a dry dish towel. A few hours later, I soaked the towel overnight in Biz as part of an extra-grimy load, then washed as usual this morning. The stain was lighter, but it did NOT come out. (I don't think I would have had a problem if the towel had been wet, but for cryin' out loud...we got rags here!).

This morning I discovered that a pair of DD's shorts, which had been in the hamper for 4-5 days, had a spot of dried blood on the crotch. I didn't have much hope, but decided to soak them in cold water. While the water was running, I put the spot under the stream of water and discovered that it was lightening. Then I spotted a bar of Mexican laundry soap (similar to Fels Naptha or homemade lye soap), rubbed it on the spot, scrubbed back and forth, and let it soak for a few minutes. I saw so much improvement that I did it again, and this time the spot came OUT. I washed as usual in cold water and the stain is completely gone.

Now if I could just discover how to get tea stains out of my dish towels. (Naturally, DD used the only one that didn't have tea stains). Chlorine bleach does not work. Hey, that must be why people call them TEA TOWELS, right?
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July 30th, 2011, 5:51 pm #7

I can probably get some at the Mexican market here. (So I guess I was wrong, there are actually 3 grocery stores in town, but I don't shop at this one.)

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July 30th, 2011, 8:51 pm #8

Yesterday DD wiped up chocolate ice cream with a dry dish towel. A few hours later, I soaked the towel overnight in Biz as part of an extra-grimy load, then washed as usual this morning. The stain was lighter, but it did NOT come out. (I don't think I would have had a problem if the towel had been wet, but for cryin' out loud...we got rags here!).

This morning I discovered that a pair of DD's shorts, which had been in the hamper for 4-5 days, had a spot of dried blood on the crotch. I didn't have much hope, but decided to soak them in cold water. While the water was running, I put the spot under the stream of water and discovered that it was lightening. Then I spotted a bar of Mexican laundry soap (similar to Fels Naptha or homemade lye soap), rubbed it on the spot, scrubbed back and forth, and let it soak for a few minutes. I saw so much improvement that I did it again, and this time the spot came OUT. I washed as usual in cold water and the stain is completely gone.

Now if I could just discover how to get tea stains out of my dish towels. (Naturally, DD used the only one that didn't have tea stains). Chlorine bleach does not work. Hey, that must be why people call them TEA TOWELS, right?
Pour a bit of peroxide onto a blood stain and watch it fizz and lighten/remove the stain like magic. I keep a quart bottle from Dollar tree on my washer just for that purpose. Works great!
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Joined: May 21st, 2006, 4:46 am

July 30th, 2011, 10:41 pm #9

I can probably get some at the Mexican market here. (So I guess I was wrong, there are actually 3 grocery stores in town, but I don't shop at this one.)

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...the last time I was in Tijuana. Long time ago. But I know you can get it in parts of U.S. closer to Mexican border.
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

July 31st, 2011, 1:44 am #10

I looked today and the grocery store didn't have any bar soap in the laundry aisle.

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