Yes, it’s true. After years of being neglected and overshadowed by all kinds of foods, from shish kebabs to sushi, the voice of the pueblo was heard and an avocado emoji has finally been approved by the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization that standardizes software and data worldwide. This means that in its next update, Unicode 9.0, our beloved avos will be represented in the digital world with a beautiful image of a ripe avocado cut in half, its seed showing. To celebrate such a wonderful event, and because we just can’t wait, we’ve put together a list of a few fun ways you can use the #AvoEmoji:
Going for groceries isn’t always fun, especially after a long day at work. The new avocado emoji is great for brightening your trip to the store. There are tons of apps that can help you organize your shopping list; most of them allow the use of emojis. Next time you’re running out of avocado, you have a new, quick and easy way to add the beautiful fruit to your shopping list.
Why does “pumpkin” get all the love as a nickname? Why do we use “sugar”, “cookie”, or “peaches” to refer to our significant others? Why not the avocado? If you really want to stand out from the crowd with a cute nickname for your partner, call him or her “Mi aguacatito” (My little avocado). If Mexico’s national soccer team forward, Javier Hernández, pulled off an impressive career with the nickname, Chicharito (Little Pea), imagine what you can do with “Aguacatito”! Just think of all the texting fun you’ll both have with the new avocado emoji. Phrases like “You complete me” will have a whole new meaning!
From now on, whenever you travel to another country, you’ll have a new visual aid that will help you communicate across language differences. Who cares if you are in a gorgeous faraway restaurant and the server only speaks French, Russian, Mandarin, or Turkish and you don’t? If you want to satisfy your avocado craving, just point to the avo emoji! No foreign language skills required!
Avocados are a favorite ingredient in facials and other spa treatments. Avocados contribute 4% of your daily value of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage and helps keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria. Whenever you feel like having a detox and pampering day, invite friends to come along by texting them an invite featuring the new avocado emoji. There’s no doubt they’ll instantly understand that the word “spa” plus the emoji means that they’re in for a real treat.
Guacamole is everybody’s favorite dipping dish. It’s not only nutritious, but also full of flavor. Traditional guac is made of mashed avocado that’s dashed with hints of salt, lime, and some fresh cilantro, but be brave and experiment! Share your best discoveries and creations with your friends and family. Text your new recipe with the avo emoji—no doubt, you’ll leave their mouths watering.
While we’re on the subject, guacamole is a great reason to plan a last-minute get-together. Since it is so easy to make, and so delicious to eat, if you’re in the mood to improvise a small party, the avocado emoji will be the ideal icon to use to invite everyone over. Accompany the night with chips, some refreshing drinks, and great music, and no matter what season it is, it’ll feel like summer.
How will you use the avo emoji? Let us know! Tag your tips with #AvoEmoji or tweet us at @AvosfromMexico.