Parents are trying to ban the sale of fundraiser chocolates in schools.

Thanks to a group of health-conscious parents, it seems an iconic childhood and parenting rite of passage is now under threat.

Submitting recommendations to a NSW parliamentary inquiry into childhood obesity last week, the Federation of Parents and Citizens (P&C) Associations of NSW put forward the idea of saying goodbye to the humble boxes of Freddos and Caramello Koalas.

“Currently, many food-based fundraising involves unhealthy foods (chocolates, doughnuts etc). Many P & C Associations are now more focused on healthy options or fundraising that is removed from food-centred approaches. These include a walk-a-thon, Olympic-type events and other outdoor activities. Selling plants is an alternative to selling chocolates.”

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The disappearing childhood staple: the Cadbury fundraiser boxes. Source: Cadbury.

Call us crazy, but replacing a chocolate frog with a succulent is just not on.

As Lana Hirschowitz pointed out on on Tuesday, "When did the schoolyard become a health farm where people are given flaxseed or a 5km walk as a treat? Our kids are at school to learn more than just reading and writing — they are learning about the real world and how to live in it. Thankfully that real world has less health farms and more chocolate in it and we should learn how to handle the latter in moderation (and the former not at all)," she continued.


"We all understand the push to a healthy eating regimen but doesn’t healthy eating include balance? Surely our kids should, on occasion, eat a doughnut after their broccoli? An apple after school every day and maybe a Freddo (or two) on the weekend. They are kids, not rabbits."

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Are people really ready to say goodbye to the Cadbury fundraiser boxes? Source: Reddit.

But let's be completely real here for a minute. Since when did those chocolates ever actually reach the kids anyway?

Parents take them to offices to share with workmates, to their night match of indoor sports, or just to their bedroom for a week of solo bingeing (no judgement). And if the consumption is coming from consenting adults, aren't we actually all good here?

"Fundraiser chocolates are not the cause of the obesity epidemic," Hirschowitz points out, adding, "There are clearly no calories in chocolate when you’re giving the money to charity."

Never a truer word was written, Lana.

This can't be it. SAVE OUR CHOCCIES.