06 October 2008

Chocolate Landing on The Floor - Not In Your Mouth

When I am working with chocolate - be it chocolate sauce, tempered chocolate, ganache or chocolate buttercream I have a tendency to slob the stuff around. Somehow I end up with it all 0ver the sleeves of my chef jacket or apron. When you are in a time crunch to get a product prepped, there is a delicate balance between artfully creating and efficiently creating, and sometimes things get sloppy, better yourself and not the product.

As a mom I realize that the possibility of chocolate getting totally consumed is a dream in theory. When children get a a hold of anything remotely edible, watching them consume and having the high expectations that they will be good and not make a mess - well let's just say they cannot help themselves and right it off as a disaster in the making.When I was chosen by Mom Central to review WD40 Spot Shot Carpet Cleaner, I thought this would be something pretty useful to have in my household.

Product Specs:
  • 22oz spray bottle
Can Remove:
  • Old Stains
  • Dirt/Grime
  • Cola/Colored Soda
  • Tracked in Mud, Dirt and Oil
Safe and Permanent Removal of
  • All kinds of new and old stains
  • Dual-odor eliminators absorb and neutralize odors
  • Anti-Resoiling agents protect carpet
  • Approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute for product performance

Safe for Pets, Kids and the Environment*
  • Non-Toxic
  • No Phosphates
  • No Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Recyclable Packaging
  • Certified Biodegradable by Scientific Certification Systems
Official Websitehttp://www.spotshot.com/

Cleaner Characteristics: I am always worried with cleaners about fumes and their ingredients because I am very sensitive to everything and can have pretty major allergic reactions, plus I don't want my children exposed to toxic chemicals. When I read the back of the Spot Shot bottle I was amazed to see that there were no warnings about accidental ingestion or inhaling the fumes. The label states that Spot Shot is non-toxic in both instances. The spray is not over powering and similar to Febreze in scent.

How To Use Spot Shot: The directions on the bottle say to use on both new stains that are still damp and older stains that are dry. It says repeat as necessary.

While using on a fresh stain:
  • Blot the stain with a dry cloth to wick up any moisture
  • Spray the stain with Spot Shot Spray
  • Wet a clean rag or sponge and start blotting the area to remove the stain.
  • Rinse out the rag or sponge as needed and repeat the above steps.
  • Allow carpet to air dry
While using on an old stain:
  • Spray the stain with Spot Shot Spray, allow to soak in.
  • Wet a clean rag or sponge and start rubbing the area to remove the stain.
  • Rinse out the rag or sponge as needed and repeat the above steps.
  • Allow carpet to air dry
The Performance:

My daughter had a spill with some chocolate sauce on the carpet.I used a rag to blot the remainder of the chocolate that hadn't quite soaked in. I followed the above noted steps for use with a fresh stain.

 The spray bubbled once it was applied. It worked better to blot at the stain as apposed to rubbing. The total cleaning process was repeated 3 times. I am able to say that Spot Shot did a pretty good job at removing the chocolate sauce, which tends to be a very hard stain to completely remove. Spot Shot is not an instant fix - it won't take all the work away for you, you will have to use a little elbow grease, but the time it takes to remove a stain is minimal. Compared to other spot cleaning products I have tried on previous carpets, I would say this does an excellent job. I wish I had had it when my daughter was a toddler, it might have saved my husband and I, hours of frustration. Overall I would say Spot Shot does what is advertised, with minimal effort and with a solution that is safe for kids and pets. It is biodegradable and has recyclable packaging. Eco-friendly solutions are always a plus.

The view expressed here are mine & mone alone. I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of WD40. In addition, I received an bottle of Spot Shot in exchange for my honest feedback.Please read more about Renaissance Culinaire's Disclosure Policy



3:38 AM, October 07, 2008 Reply  

I have been looking for this kind of stain solution--an environmentally safe product saving me from any guilt of harming the environment.

11:32 AM, October 07, 2008 Reply  

Ooooooh, chocolate on white carpet.

2:08 AM, October 08, 2008 Reply  

Thanks for the share of this cleaning product. There are some many cleaning products on market that are not worth buying, but i will follow your review, and give a try to Spot Shot. I never know when chocolate or something else is going to be spur on the floor, because i have 3 kids in the house :)

5:11 AM, October 08, 2008 Reply  

Spot Shot seems like such a safe, useful product! Wish we had it here in South Africa. I haven't seen it yet, though. I refuse to buy the toxic stuff we always get on our shelves. Just not worth the risks, especially if you have kids and pets in the home.

11:58 PM, October 08, 2008 Reply  

ya chocolate is a very bludy thing i never eat it now.

10:07 AM, October 09, 2008 Reply  

Cool stuff here. I do remember my kid's memory, I have spilled a hot choc on my new shirt. My mother was getting really angry at me. Lucky me, my father who is really cool, said this to my mother " Honey, never mind, the shirt anyway is chocolate in color too"


12:58 PM, October 10, 2008 Reply  

Great post. Thanks for the menu. I like your way of writing. Really smart. You discussed it so easily. Thanks for that.

1:48 AM, October 11, 2008 Reply  

Hımm is Good :)

1:50 AM, October 13, 2008 Reply  

nice review , product seems to be good one , will try ones

7:05 PM, October 14, 2008 Reply  

Always looking for great cleaning methods that are natural.

7:06 PM, October 14, 2008 Reply  

Great super household tips for moms that have lots of stains to clean up!

7:36 AM, October 15, 2008 Reply  

Seems like a nice product, however it probably isn't available on my area since we both live in different countries. I am happy with local products available here.

6:40 AM, October 16, 2008 Reply  

I love Eco-friendly solutions, if each and every person will be choosing eco-friendly products, we all will have much cleaner and clearer planet to live on.

This Spot Shot seems to be doing some great job, will need to try if I see it in some local store.

12:02 PM, October 16, 2008 Reply  

nice tutorial! at last i found this one!

11:39 PM, October 16, 2008 Reply  

Nice post.
Thanks for sharing with us.

11:23 AM, October 17, 2008 Reply  

Very nice information. I like your style the way you have moved in depth to it and bring out the best things out of the sea of wonders :)

3:41 PM, October 17, 2008 Reply  

Wish I'd read this before I went to the store this morning! I'll be trying it out.

10:42 AM, October 19, 2008 Reply  

Very useful practical tips! Learnt some neat tricks from you. Keep up the good work

5:23 AM, October 21, 2008 Reply  

It's nice to know about this information and i am sure this spot shot can be helpful for household.

3:40 AM, October 22, 2008 Reply  

Nice tip to remove drain on carpet. I am new here but will be visiting more often as you have done a good job.

5:44 PM, October 22, 2008 Reply  

talking about chocolate, i like it very much, I eat chocolate when I do my hobbies in gardening. I do blog about it also in www.adsnote.com. It is remember me about my best favorite food thanks my friend.


10:45 AM, October 27, 2008 Reply  

We seem to have the same problems except when I work with chocolate it usually all ends up in my mouth and I have none left over for any treats. Oh well, at least I am happy.

12:58 AM, October 28, 2008 Reply  

well thats just an amazing tip

3:01 AM, October 30, 2008 Reply  

Nice article.Now only I got Information about this product.Really I worried about my child when using these kind of products.Thanks

2:36 PM, October 30, 2008 Reply  

I'm surprised to see this is non-toxic. What are the active ingredients? Is it essential oil based?

Interesting looking product. May have to try it out. Thanks for reviewing.

Gluten Free Food

4:19 AM, October 31, 2008 Reply  

Good article.I am sure it will help me a lot because i love chocolate and sometimes it land in my surface.Where I will get more information about this product.

4:45 AM, October 31, 2008 Reply  

oh..this can help me!!

7:05 AM, October 31, 2008 Reply  

Chocolate? Slopping? Sounds amazing!! But wait.. the carpet? Oh dear...I´m always making a mess as well.. luckily whenever I have chocolate I only seem to make a mess of my trousers when I sit on the crumbs. The cleaner looks really good. I currently buy the non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products when I do my weekly shop, as I am very aware of the harmful properties in usual cleaners. I also get rashes from using certain cleaners, so it´s nice to hear about a product which is going to be completely safe for both me and my children! Happy slopping :-) Lesley

9:43 PM, November 02, 2008 Reply  


Nice posted posted article. Anyway, Keeping clean our house is really important to maintain the healthy life of our family specially for our kids. As we all know that there's a lot of bacteria may found on a dirt floor that could result into sickness.

4:15 AM, November 03, 2008 Reply  

Thank you, very good your page, i will return with more time to read calmly

10:12 AM, November 06, 2008 Reply  

It looks like a very good product, I am going to prove it

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11:00 AM, November 10, 2008 Reply  

Another product you might consider trying is OxyClean. I spilled an entire glass of grape juice on white carpet and OxyClean took it right out. I was pretty impressed. And it doesn't have a heavy fragrance at all.

11:24 AM, December 04, 2008 Reply  

Thanks for sharing, I ordered mine Spot Shot, should arrive any day. I will report

5:11 AM, December 08, 2008 Reply  

mmmmm chocolate :D i can lick that from carpet xD

4:56 AM, December 30, 2008 Reply  

hi great entry.thanks
Merry Christmas :)

1:34 AM, February 08, 2009 Reply  

I personally dont like choclates as i believe eating choclates can build more fat and weight and also there can be a problem with teeth.

3:02 AM, February 12, 2009 Reply  

Thank you, very good your page, i will return with more time to read calmly...

1:21 AM, February 18, 2009 Reply  

Good to see so many good cleaning products going popular these days. In india too we use to see so many ads of these products on TV

8:38 AM, February 19, 2009 Reply  

I love chocolates very much though it has some disadvantages by eating it.Loved the tutorial and thanks for providing.

4:18 AM, February 21, 2009 Reply  

Chocolate is often something which is recognized that you should not eat. It is often put to blame for various types of health effects, such as obesity, acne and even the cavities that you get in your teeth. However, what you may not know is that there are various types of benefits which are associated with eating chocolate.

2:05 AM, February 22, 2009 Reply  

I love chocolates as they r very delicious and thanks for the amazing post.

4:28 AM, February 23, 2009 Reply  

Loved reading an interesting ideas , useful for blogger like me .

6:29 AM, February 26, 2009 Reply  


Thanks for the great Post!

11:47 PM, April 29, 2009 Reply  


12:04 AM, April 30, 2009 Reply  

I too am also a mom, and am concerned about the types of products I use around my kids. I have fairly young children, and cleaning my carpets with some type of harsh chemical concerns me. However, I think I am going to give Spot Shot a try because it seems like there is not a harsh reaction produced by unknown chemicals in the mix.

1:38 AM, April 30, 2009 Reply  

I think it is inevitable that if you are playing slash cooking with chocolate you are going to get some on your flooring, no matter how careful you may be. It may be helpful when dealing with small children and messy foods like chocolate to be risk adverse and put something down on your carpets or do what I do and lay a plastic matt on the flooring.

12:14 PM, May 01, 2009 Reply  

some things are better rich... chocolate ;) but the stains are tough to fight. thanks for sharing the cleaning tips.

9:28 AM, October 08, 2009 Reply  

I love chocolates very much though it has some disadvantages by eating it.Loved the tutorial and thanks for providing.

11:11 PM, October 17, 2009 Reply  

Thats pretty cool, stain remover which is environmental friendly too. Wonderful review and I was amazed to see that it worked on carpets as well because usually if you spill anything on carpets it becomes really difficult to clean them.

Thanks for the review.

Ken Lowman

8:45 AM, October 20, 2009 Reply  

I don't know if that works...I use a similar product on my carpet and it left a blury mark of chocolate

1:40 PM, October 23, 2009 Reply  

Great post. It was very interesting to read it. I love chocolates.

12:32 PM, October 28, 2009 Reply  

Hey !! Chocolate lol very sweet !!

5:21 AM, November 12, 2009 Reply  

We seem to have the same problems except when I work with chocolate it usually all ends up in my mouth and I have none left over for any treats.

5:13 PM, November 29, 2009 Reply  

So you got a solution for choc stains, how about for candy ?

2:55 PM, December 03, 2009 Reply  

IMHO it is quite interesting information. Simply saying i'm impressed. Thanks and good luck!

4:38 PM, January 18, 2010 Reply  

I love chocolate and I also love white table cloth to complement the dark mahogany finish of our dining table. With hungry kids blazing through food especially those involving chocolate like mad wolves, stains make the rest of the day miserable. Thanks for the great advice on how to get rid of those pesky stains. As a foodie to another, keep up the good work and keep on chomping.

8:41 AM, March 12, 2010 Reply  

Well this Spot Shot looks good. The description mention here is somewhat impressive than normal stain cleaner. I hate it when old stains and specially chocolate stain won't wash out from my clothes. I think, I will give it a try.

12:29 AM, March 24, 2010 Reply  

This is really great. I have been looking for a stuff like this for stain problems on carpet. This will also make my Mum and friends happy so will pass this on. Thanks for this post

May I use this product to remove other type of stains ?

6:26 AM, April 27, 2010 Reply  

Thank you very much for sharing the information. It’s something really useful for many housewives. I haven’t known there’s a way to get rid of chocolate spots on the floor. Besides I like eating it too much. I’ll use the info for my custom writing.

8:50 AM, May 10, 2010 Reply  

That's a great information...I really need a stain remover in my house

5:36 AM, May 24, 2010 Reply  

I'm the worst with flour, at least it doesn't stain like chocolate does.

11:55 AM, June 06, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for the product review. I know that I accidentally kicked over a glass last night and was mortified that red liquid was now all over my carpet. Looks like I should go out and get this product

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7:01 AM, June 12, 2010 Reply  

Hi, I am using this cleaner in kitchen for long time. A good product.

2:07 AM, June 15, 2010 Reply  

This cleaner sounds promising. I agree with you that most cleaners are way to chemical with little kids around and I am always looking for a better solution. What I have found quite effective is working on a stain with carbonated water. I once read about it in a magazine and it really works.

1:52 AM, June 16, 2010 Reply  

Chocolate stains stink.
Was going to ask how it does on other types of stains, but just read in the article that it gets all types of stains out. Good thing I came across this article.

6:02 AM, June 17, 2010 Reply  

I could have done with this stain remover when I tried to make a two-ingredient molecular chocolate mousse not so long ago.

Let's just say it was a culinary learning curve... I got covered. Everything within a 10ft radius got covered. And I bent the metal beaters of my electric whisk. Nasty business.

1:57 AM, June 26, 2010 Reply  

Does this get stains out that have been there a long time, or just freshly spilled items?

9:19 PM, June 28, 2010 Reply  

That's good info.After read this topic I want chocolate suddenly.

10:29 PM, June 30, 2010 Reply  

Nice post!
The cleaner is looking pretty good!
But thanks for sharing with it's features!

6:32 PM, July 12, 2010 Reply  

I would be very interested in trying that cleaner. Not only do I have two young children one who always spills stuff on the carpet but I also have a very old cat (you probably already know what type of messes I have to deal with it). I am always looking for something that will get stains out of the carpet. Thanks!

2:37 AM, July 24, 2010 Reply  

Is this product available to day? What is the cost of it?

1:59 PM, July 27, 2010 Reply  

Wow that looks like it really works! Congrats on being selected as a product tester! That is a nice feat to have accomplished

1:23 AM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

Thank you for your sharing,next time i bought it to give a try to Spot Shot.

4:29 AM, August 06, 2010 Reply  

Most awesome indeed. These are some of the greatest blog I've ever read. And the titles are awesome ! Keep up the good work

10:01 PM, August 12, 2010 Reply  

Chocolate is a very bloody thing I never eat it

1:48 AM, August 21, 2010 Reply  

Useful Spot Shot. It's helpful for those housewives. But unlucky this product still has not bought in my city. I will look for it to use because my niece like eating chocolate but she always makes dirt on her clothes. Can Spot Shot remove dirty from clothes?

2:16 AM, August 26, 2010 Reply  

I really love eating chocolate,i am admiring you that working with chocolate!so great!

9:43 AM, August 26, 2010 Reply  

I am always worried about cleaners about fumes and their ingredients because I am very sensitive to them. Will give a go if I see it in the shops.

4:05 AM, September 11, 2010 Reply  


My weight is now acceptable so pls do not promote this stuff in the internet. hahahha. I like your blog and it makes me hungry even it is not allowed to me.

6:00 AM, November 12, 2010 Reply  

Hey there, i am more than impressed..

11:12 PM, November 14, 2010 Reply  

Does this thing really work? Because my kids have spoiled my carpet with chocolate stains and I have thrown that carpet away...

7:13 AM, January 22, 2011 Reply  

ummmy, I love this it is very good and tasty

1:45 PM, January 31, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for sharing such useful information. I am definitely going to consider it...

12:43 AM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

We can solve this problem by using the white chocolate, isn't it?
Thanks for the share of this cleaning product. I'll try it soon.

1:02 AM, February 24, 2011 Reply  

That's one nasty chocolate stain.

4:34 AM, February 24, 2011 Reply  

That's fine, especially that this product is certified biodegradable by cientific certification systems. We must be concerned about the types of products we use around our kids.

11:20 PM, February 24, 2011 Reply  

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

5:44 AM, April 12, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for sharing this cleaning product. Nowadays, many cleaning solutions are out of the market but it seems many of them are not safe to use because you are not sure on the ingredients they've used. This review would great help for us. Thanks !

11:13 AM, September 29, 2011 Reply  

I have used this product several times in the past and can vouch for its effectiveness.

7:31 PM, October 13, 2011 Reply  

I will get to know more new information. Even the website layouts and the designs impress me a lot.

11:41 PM, October 20, 2011 Reply  

This post has some real practical tips for everyday stain problems. I have bookmarked the page and will certainly share it on FB for others to benefit as well!!

12:30 PM, November 07, 2011 Reply  

I love chocolate and I don't understand anybody avoiding chocolate just because it might cause a horrible stain. Would you avoid food altogether because the same thing might happen?

2:31 AM, November 20, 2011 Reply  

a 10ft radius got covered. And I bent the metal beaters of my electric whisk. Nasty business.

4:45 PM, November 25, 2011 Reply  

Good evening,
Raw chocolate works in harmony with the neurotransmitters hence, mood enhancer.try white or cocoa beans mixed with cinnamon
whole wheat bagel spread with crunchy peanut butter..healthy breakfast.


10:47 PM, November 29, 2011 Reply  

Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

2:17 AM, December 03, 2011 Reply  

Good articles should share to every person ,hope you can write more and more good articles.

3:38 AM, December 06, 2011 Reply  

I appreciate for sharing the post as provide good information and thanks for the post.

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