Americans like to use emoji, and Americans like to eat junk food. Thus, when SwiftKey unveiled the most popular food-related emoji in the United States, the results took the form of a little kid's grocery shopping list.
SwiftKey analyzed billions of pieces of emoji data to determine how US residents use food emoji, and surprise, surprise, we love our fatty food. The top emoji used in the US: pizza, to no one's surprise. Pretty sure the Declaration of Independence was written in pizza grease. Second place went to the cup of coffee, which is actually one of the healtheir choices on the list. The bronze medal went to the turkey leg, so happy Thanksgiving.
After the top three, it's a quick slide into complete gluttony, with the cake, hamburger, and doughnut next on the list. The only fruit emoji in the top 10 were the strawberry and the cherry. But then again, strawberries are best covered in chocolate and cherries go on top of ice cream sundaes. Soooo...
Take a look at the top 10 US food emoji below, and if you want more emoji knowledge, play with this interactive map to see how each state uses its emoji.
The 10 Most Used Food Emoji in the US
9. (tie) Strawberry
9. (tie) Ice cream cone
5. Slice of cake
3. Poultry leg
2. Coffee/hot beverage
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Kara King is a New Writer at Thrillist and really doesn't use emoji. Sad face. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her at @karatillie.