Why is There No Pie Emoji?

March 23, 2017

Most of us have that one emoji we think should be there—for me, it's pie. Why do we get a cake emoji, a cookie emoji, and an ice cream emoji, but no pie? This is a serious, worldly question I asked almost a year ago—and a question that inspired the latest episode of our podcast, Burnt Toast.

And—according to recent, serendipitous news, you can expect to see a freshly baked pie emoji in June of 2017.

Here is the actual pie emoji icon we submitted in our proposal, mocked up by our designer Tim McSweeney.

To hear how we helped change emoji history, listen to the latest episode of Burnt Toast below.

Or, to save it for later, download the episode here.

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“A slice of pie emoji would be even better. Now that we're on the subject, there's also no Mango emoji 😔”
— RHo

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


Cynthia S. April 7, 2017
THANK YOU!!! I have wondered about this very same thing forever!!! Can't wait to use it!
RHo April 4, 2017
A slice of pie emoji would be even better. Now that we're on the subject, there's also no Mango emoji 😔
Rhonda35 March 26, 2017
I really want an oyster emoji. :-)
NannyShanny March 24, 2017
Gamechanger!! Can't tell you how many times I've wished for this. Pie is life!!
Kenzi W. March 26, 2017
HalfPint March 23, 2017
A 'slice of pie' emoji would be great too!