Stain Fighting: Conquer the chocolate!

They say that there’s no accounting for taste, but in some cases there’s almost universal agreement. Take chocolate for example — almost everybody loves it, whether it’s a candy bar, ice cream or chocolate milk. The problem is that while delicious, chocolate holds its hidden dangers. Of course, too much of it can make you sick and wreak havoc on your waistline. And chocolate can do quite a number on a white shirt.

Chocolate is a nasty stain to have to deal with, partially because of its color, and partially because of its composition. It acts both as an oil stain and a dye stain, so it can be tougher to eliminate than other, simpler stains. Luckily, there are steps you can take to save your garments if they should happen to have a chocolate disaster.

The best course of action is to lay the stained area of the garment down on a few paper towels and blot the back side of the stain with a heavy-duty detergent. This will leech the stain out onto the paper towels. After doing this, launder the garment normally to remove any excess chocolate left in and on the garment.

If that fails, or if the garment you’ve stained is dry-clean only, just bring it in to Classic Cleaners! We’ll use our expertise and state-of-the-art methods to get that delicious (but very noticeable) stain out of your shirt or pants, and have your garments looking as good as new. Because as much as we all love chocolate, nobody wants to wear it.

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