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Digest9 New Food And Drink-Related Emojis To Expect In 2019

9 New Food And Drink-Related Emojis To Expect In 2019

9 New Food And Drink-Related Emojis To Expect In 2019
By Samantha Lim
February 23, 2019
Maté and falafel among the new offerings

230 new emojis, nine of which touch on food and drink, will be coming to your mobile phones from March 2019 onwards. It's never too early to start thinking of new emoji combos or sassy comebacks, so here's a sneak peek of what the Unicode Consortium has in store.

Butter

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Ice cube

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Waffle

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Boxed drink

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Maté

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Falafel

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Garlic

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Onion

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

Oyster (with pearl)

Photo: Unicode Consortium
Photo: Unicode Consortium

There's now butter for your bread, ice for your whisky, waffles in addition to pancakes, a juice box for the kids, and maté to cater to South Americans, who drink the caffeinated beverage in copious amounts. Fun fact: Maté is, in fact, the national drink of Argentina.

Our only gripe concerns the falafels, which are almost indistinguishable from the existing potato emoji. Small matter though — literally.

Speaking of small...

Pinching hand emoji. Photo: Unicode Consortium.
Pinching hand emoji. Photo: Unicode Consortium.

A new hand gesture in the complete 2019 pack has already been the butt joke of many a meme or a tweet. Some suggest it's the ideal means to respond to unwarranted photos from male texters. But the first thing this food obsessed writer thought of was a 'pinch of salt.' Hand on heart!

(Related:The First Restaurant Where You Can Pay With Instagram Followers)

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