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Boba Milk Tea And Tamale Emojis Are Finally Arriving

Photo Courtesy of Emojipedia & Apple

There have been hundreds of afternoons where a quick pick-up of some refreshing honey milk tea with boba was desperately needed to fuel the occasional sleepy colleague and I. While an emoji wasn’t necessary to express our bubble tea cravings, it would have been more than welcome had it existed. 

Now it does.

Last Friday was World Emoji Day, and with it came the announcement of a new emoji update for Facebook, Google, and Apple scheduled to launch in the latter half of 2020. 

The new emojis revealed included a new ‘Bubble Tea‘ emoji and ‘Tamale‘ icon, reports Social Media Today

Hopefully, once this pandemic’s over and you’re trying to get some boba or tamales with friends, you’ll be able to express your excitement in emoji form. In the meantime, I’ll be working on a tamale boba truck concept. That sounds so fire right now. 

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11 Adorable Food Gadgets That Your Valentine Will Love

There’s officially less than a week before Valentine’s Day, which means you probably still need to buy a gift, make reservations, and maybe even find a Valentine. So, in order to help you through this process, this gift guide should assist in finding something truly unique that will stand out more than some cheap candy — and will probably taste better too.

This year, instead of relying solely on the florist or a gourmet chocolatier — find something that will capture the essence of love, while also serving a physical purpose. For those of us caught up in the Valentine’s Day gift struggle to swoon your favorite foodie, these easy to find, food-centric gift ideas won’t break the bank, and will show Bae how much you care.

Covered X & O Silicone Ice Cube Tray 

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Looking for a cute and classy way to tell your lover, you want to XOXO them all over? Using this awesome ice tray from Bed Bath and Beyond, might be the easiest way. As they say, love is in the air on Valentine’s Day — and now it will be in your drink! $12.99, online only. 

Heart-Shaped Measuring Cups

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Although these heart-shaped measuring cups won’t hold flowers, they’ll definitely hold flour. These romantic, yet functional kitchen utensils are the perfect gift for the adorable baker or chef in your life. This is also the next best way to tell your sweetheart that you’re in love with their cooking.

Food-Themed Enamel Pins 

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Do you love pizza more than your Valentine, but can’t admit it? That’s okay because these adorable enamel pins by The Sleepy Mountain will be the best way show them what’s most important. $10

Peas in a Pod Salt and Pepper Shaker 

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The genius minds who create the adorable things at Smoko Inc. usually have the perfect gift for any occasion. While some Valentine’s Day gifts might seem a bit cheesy, Smoko’s Peas in a Pod Salt & Pepper Shaker will always remind your Valentine of the special bond you share — and will help make every meal just a bit more delicious. $19.99

Adorable Emoji Portable Chargers

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Is your darling always complaining about their phone dying? WattzUp Power is the portable problem solver. Right now, they have super cute designs, like the Smitten Kitten emoji that are purrfect for Valentine’s Day.  But, wait — how is this related to food? Think about it, now you’ll never have to worry about your battery dying if you have to call for some delivery.  $39.99

An Awesome Nacho Cookbook

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We all know that nachos are awesome. What’s even better is a whole cookbook on nacho recipes can that easily be recreated for any occasion  — you know, not just one time on a certain night in February — hint, hint. But, that should at least give you some ideas. ¡Buenos Nachos! by Gina Hamadey, $25

Can You Feel My Love Buzz?

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Let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with having a few drinks on Valentine’s Day, but what about after? Your lover will always crack a smile every time he or she reaches to crack open a bottle. $22.00, 

Food Grade Coconut Bath Soak 

CoconutMilk_BathSoakBesides food, the next best thing about Valentine’s Day is getting pampered. Herbivore’s food grade coconut milk bath soak combines the best of both! $18.00

Chocolate Melting Pot

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Chocolate dipped strawberries are super delicious, but it’s been done over and over again. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a box of week old strawberries, you can show your Valentine how resourceful and creative you are when you bust out this chocolate melting pot and create some chocolate dipped treats of your own. $17.99

Heart-Shaped Tea Infuser

Heart Shaped Tea InfuserValentine’s Day is only one day a year, so why spend money on something that’s just going to get thrown out in a week. This heart-shaped tea infuser will allow your favorite tea lover to feel the warmth of your love while brewing cup after cup of delicious homemade tea. $6.21

Cooking Set with Valentine’s Day Recipe E-book

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This might be the best thing on this list. Before you spend your life savings on an overpriced steak dinner, it might be easier — and less expensive — to learn how to cook for once in your life. This cooking set comes with two e-books, one specifically for Valentine’s Day recipes. $17.48

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Saltbae Just Became The Internet’s Sexiest Butcher Overnight

Throughout any given day, most of us have a tendency to spend free time checking Instagram or scrolling through Twitter. In doing so, you may have recently seen a video of a long-haired Johnny Depp looking-dude, wearing sunglasses while gently massaging, and slicing through large pieces of meat with artful skill and precision.

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Considering the handsome butcher’s looks, and the sensual way he slapped and salted his meat, social media quickly exploded with memes, creating the hashtag ‘Saltbae.’ However, the majority of people had no idea the knife-wielding heartthrob was probably the most popular butcher on Instagram.

With 1 million Instagram followers, Nusret Gokce is the Turkish butcher behind the sunglasses. He owns six Nusr-et Steakhouse locations — yes, all named after himself —  around the globe. Judging by his Instagram photos, he is no stranger to culinary success, posing in photos with Antonio Banderas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tommy Hilfiger. Even Bruno Mars tweeted about him recently. 

With only the phrase, “Türkiye Dubai Abudahbi Yakında Dünya,” which translates to, “Turkey Dubai Abudahbi Soon World” on his Instagram bio, Nusret’s social media activity shows exactly why the world is falling head over heels for #Saltbae. Sporting a chiseled physique, along with some pretty impressive knife-handling skills,  Saltbae has literally become a real-life meme character for 2017.

Ucani kacani dedi🔪

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We all know it’s important to have an intimate relationship with our food and Nusret sets the perfect example.

İşte kuzu kuzu geldim dedi

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While he doesn’t speak much, watching Nusret prepare meat is like watching someone perfectly execute the Tango — but more deliciously. His meat slapping is usually followed up with his signature elbow out, wrist up salt sprinkle, which has now become a new emoji.

While few may have understood the magnitude of Nusret’s culinary prowess, Saltbae has become immortalized through memes and tweets, further enshrining him into our digital hearts forever.

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Apple’s Latest Update Destroys The Peach Emoji’s Beautiful Meaning

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Every so often, Apple updates its emoji, gives them a little more flare, and makes them look sharper. Their latest iOS 10.2 update completely changed the meaning of one of their most used emoji, the peach.

Often associated as the emoji that most resembles a butt, its double meaning was pretty useful in everyday conversation, since we talk so much about ass.

But now the emoji lost its butt-like features and, well, just looks like a peach.

There’s already some creative situations being batted around as one user thought this would be a suitable replacement in certain situations.


Mashable had some suggestions for your sexting needs, saying the cherries emoji, pear, hot dog, chestnut, and full moon are some good emoji we can still use. But, in the end, it’s just not the same.

Next thing you know, the eggplant emoji is just going to look like an eggplant. Well, actually, the eggplant is always going to look phallic, so good luck changing the meaning of that one.

 

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Poop Emoji Churros Just Became A Sh*tty Reality

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In what might be the shittiest dessert creation we’ve ever seen, Nick from The Naughty Churro created a new Poop Emoji Churro Sundae he appropriately named The Number Two.

You may remember a few weeks ago he created these beautiful Cotton Candy Churro ice cream sandwiches topped with edible glitter and butterflies. In a complete 180, the churro innovator created a poop churro brownie based on the popular emoji.

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Every time I tried to make a chocolate churro, people said “it looks like shit”. So, I rolled with it.

The dessert is made with a chocolate churro base and coated in cocoa sugar. It’s served on top of a scoop of ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and crushed Oreos. The eyes and mouth on the brownie, used to emote the pile of poo, is made with a fondant and an edible black marker. Nick conceptualized ridiculous idea with his wife, Carmen.

We thought that poop is really hot right now.

You can find The Number Two at the Naughty Churro stand in 626 Night Market from August 5-7.

Photo: The Naughty Churro

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Beyonce’s Album ‘Lemonade’ Gives New Life To The Lemon Emoji

Britney Spears’ utter domination of the world in the late 90s and early 2000s was the first time a woman became president of the entertainment industry since Madonna at her peak. The throne was empty for a while, until Beyonce saw an opportunity and swooped. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, “Dope.”

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Queen Bey recently released a “visual album” on April 23rd called Lemonade, a collection of songs that are each accompanied by a music video and all presented to viewers in one fell swoop. Similarly to King Midas, everything Beyonce touches turns to gold, as did this album. People took to social media to express their opinions and, thanks to an initial tweet by Tidal (the company that exclusively released the album) that used the lemon emoji several times, the sour citrus fruit began to spread like wildfire.

When it comes to food emojis, nobody really uses them outside of the taco, pizza, eggplant (as a stand-in for a penis), peach (as a stand-in for butts) and beer mug. After the release of her album, use of the emoji just on twitter alone skyrocketed from 25,000 to roughly 450,000 just from April 23rd to April 24th.

The bee emoji, used in reference to Beyonce’s nickname “Queen Bey” (pronounced bee), also blasted to the top of the chart, going from (on average) 70,000 sightings on April 22nd to peaking at 250,000 on April 24th.

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It’s nice to see some other emojis get some loving, although it seemingly comes at the cost of a few reputations, most notably Jay-Z and Rachael Ray, the celebrity chef who is being wrongly accused of having an affair with Jay.

 

 

Source: Twitter

Photo Credit: Vulture

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Sweets

Poop Emoji Marshmallow Peeps and 4 Other Edible Poopies

Matthew Nomageddon, author behind the Nomageddon food blog, is blending the world of Poop Emojis and Easter’s very own Marshmallow Peeps. His Poop Emojis are called Poop Peeps, they’re beautifully coated in brown sugar and they’re dangerously easy to make.

In spirit of Poop Emoji-inspired delicacies, are here 5 other ridiculous desserts fashioned after my favorite emoji:

 

Poop Peeps

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Marshmallow peeps-inspired, covered in brown sugar. Genius. Poopy. Easy recipe.

Poop Emoji Cupcakes

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What a time to be alive. This is a sweet cupcake to throw in an enemy’s face, or give to a loved one. It’s the beautiful line we get to walk when talking about poop emojis.

 

Rice Krispies Poop Treat

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Instagrammer MisterKrisp is known for the raddest of rad Rice Krispies treats sculptures, and her Poop Emoji Treat does NOT disappoint.

Poop Emoji Meringues!

Poop Emoji Ice Cream Cone Cookies

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Melbourne-based “Amateur baker” Vickie Liu is a cookie-decorating genius, and her poop emojis show her style off to a T. Follow her on Instagram for more beautiful, non-Poop Emoji creations.

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Most Recent iOS Update Finally Brings TACO And BURRITO Emojis

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After months of waiting on the promise of the fabled “taco emoji,” it’s finally here. With the latest iOS 9.1 update, Apple has released 150 new emojis including the long-awaited taco.

Back in June it was announced that the taco emoji had been added to Unicode 8.0. That meant, eventually, it would make its way to operating systems sooner or later.

Great news for those who’d rather send a quick taco emoji than spell out the four-letter word. Hey, Tuesday’s are hectic and we need tacos.

Other new food emojis now include a chili pepper, a block of cheese, popcorn, a hot dog and a BURRITO. We’re beyond stoked about that burrito as well.

Finally.