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The butter emoji is coming

The Unicode Consortium releases their 2019 class of emojis -- and butter makes the cut

The butter emoji is coming


The Unicode Consortium finally made it official: The butter emoji is coming.

Update: It's here!

As an agricultural cooperative that grew from the vision of 320 Minnesota dairy farmers in 1921, we couldn't be happier. And while our company now spans the entire farmer-to-fork agricultural spectrum, the name Land O'Lakes is synonymous across the country with one product in particular: Butter. 

The butter emoji joins 229 other emojis (and iterations of emojis) in the 2019 class:

In their original proposal to Unicode to include a butter emoji from late 2018, authors Lisa-Maria Neudert and Jennifer Lee of Emojination wrote, “Butter (has) lubricated the popular imagination in the arts, culinary cuisine, and everyday life.”

Enough said.

So when will we all be texting and messaging butter emojis to each other? Based on previous Unicode versions, we’ll likely see them appear across major operating systems later this year. Though, some have released their iterations earlier.

Still curious about emojis and the Unicode Consortium? Visit their website


About Land O'Lakes, Inc. 
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2017 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

4001 Lexington Avenue North Arden Hills, MN 55126 | Mailing: P.O. Box 64101 St. Paul, MN 55164-0101 | 651.375.2222