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If Matched Betting was a food, what food would it be?

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During one of our wackier moments in the Heads&Heads office, a discussion arose around ‘if matched betting was a food, what food would it be?’ Indeed, it’s a question that has vexed philosophers for centuries! So, we set out to find the answer to this age-old question.

First though, some context. This all came about thanks to an off the cuff comment by a Heads&Heads member who was recalling himself trying to explain (after a few beers) what matched betting was like to a friend. He recalled the phrase he opted for was: “Matched Betting is nothing like a box of chocolates… always know what you are going to get”.

We thought this was, in a word, brilliant and so the hunt for more food-based comparisons began. Which, it turns out, was a lot harder than we thought.

After all, the food must have attributes associated to matched betting. Namely, scary/unpleasant looking but actually very good for you. Tasty – maybe even sweet, because what is profit if not tasty! Lastly, it needs to be cheap because matched betting requires very little (financially) to get started.

Quite the challenge then?

In the end we narrowed it down to a few potential winners:


1. Avocado


An acquired taste this one, however it does tick quite a few boxes. Is it a little unpleasant looking to those that have never tried i? Yes. Is it the ‘new and popular thing’? Also yes. Is it good for you? absolutely!

However, some points are docked due to it being far from the cheapest item you could potentially put on your shopping list. But overall, a good all-round pick.


2. Dragon Fruit

MoneyMagpie_dragon fruit

No, I hadn’t heard of this either. But we did Google it and sure enough it does indeed exist. And boy does it tick the box of looking a little weird and suspicious – hats off to whoever was the first human being to try eating that.

After a bit of research, it turns out that this was a remarkably sensible suggestion. Not only is it apparently very tasty but it’s also remarkably good for you. Among its benefits is it helps improve your eyesight….perfect to get you ready to spot all those bookie offers!


3. Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

Well, straight away it’s safe to say this does not tick the healthy box….although it does have carrots in, so that’s something!

Maybe an unpopular opinion, but I’ve never thought carrot cake looks particularly pleasant and, let’s face it, out of all the things you want in a cake, vegetables don’t rank very highly. Nevertheless, it is surprisingly tasty (thanks for the save, sugar). So, in my opinion, this ticks a lot of boxes in our matched betting comparison.


So, those are our three examples. The office voted Avocado, but what about you? Do you agree with our culinary choice? Do you have an even better suggestion? We’d love to hear it. Frankly it makes for a welcome change from being neck deep in bookmaker offers all day!

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