Out, Chocolate Spot!
Having had one too many favorite T-shirts ruined because of a chocolate stain that I could not for the life of me get out, I was determined, when writing my latest book, Home Enlightenment, to solve the mystery of how to remove this stain!
Here is my successful solution:
The key to successful stain removal is to use the right thing at the right time. The reason that cleaning chocolate stains is so hard is because it contains milk protein as well as cocoa.
Step One: Buy pepsin/papain digestive enzymes (available in health food stores); grind them up and add enough water to make a paste. Rub on the stain; let set for a few hours before rinsing.
If you still have a stain after removing the protein, go to step two.
Step Two: Soak the spot in 3 Percent Hydrogen Peroxide.
By Annie B. Bond