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Cleaning Melted Taffy From Clothing

When candy is forgotten in a pocket it can make a sticky mess to remove. This is a guide about cleaning melted taffy from clothing.
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May 2, 2010

I had taffy melt in a pocket of my jeans. My grandson had got some and where else would I store it. Now it's all over one of my pockets.

By Vickie from KY

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May 2, 20102 found this helpful
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Pull the pocket out as much as you can (or with jeans, just turn the pants inside out to get to the pocket) then put the pocket in a bowl of hot water with a squirt of dish-soap and leave it set overnight. It the morning the taffy will be dissolved (if not, leave it set for a second night) Then pour liquid laundry detergent on the area & wash as usually would. You can use a toothbrush to scrub before laundering if you'd like.

This sounds like a hassle, but it's not. The water will always dissolve the taffy or any hard or sticky candy. To speed up the process, it helps to start out with boiling water and replace with more boiling water after several hours.

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May 3, 20100 found this helpful

If you follow the step Cyinda said above and still have sticky residue, try dabbing peanut butter on the area and let it sit for about 1/2 hour and then wipe off. We always used peanut butter to get gum out of hair and off of clothes and it worked for that, so I'm thinking it will work on the taffy too.

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May 3, 20100 found this helpful

Try putting the clothing in the freezer to make the taffy hard. It may then peel off.

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January 1, 20160 found this helpful

once I had long hair and then I got gum in it my mom put in peanut butter and it didnt work so for along time I had very short hair. ):

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September 10, 20160 found this helpful

I'm sorry to hear that.. I had once got gum in my hair and I put that spot of hair in hot water and then stripped the gym out.

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September 18, 20160 found this helpful

Use Goo Gone Spray Gel! Works like a charm.

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November 18, 20160 found this helpful

i had the same thing happen to me but in school. i just put water on the spot and scraped the taffy off with a knife. you can probably use scissors tho. came right out

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful

Just soak it in water and sugar and vanish and it is supose to work

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