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Where is taco? The new emoji list is really, really missing these supreme icons

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Skeeter's Mesquite Grill crispy taco
Sushi, spaghetti and pizza. What about the taco? (Pictured: Skeeter's Mesquite Grill crispy taco). Photo by Kim Coffman
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Whenever you want to celebrate, champagne is the perfect emoji to share with your friends. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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A bacon emoji would be sizzling. Photo by Thomas Chappell/Flickr
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Texas dream emoji. Courtesy photo
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Skeeter's Mesquite Grill crispy taco
Love's in Fashion VIP at Katsuya, February 2013, Champagne at Katsuya
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Remember texting your friend and longing for that perfect emoji that just wasn't there? Even with the 250 new emoji that were added Tuesday, a few essentials were overlooked. These are the ones we miss the most:

1. Taco — Sushi, spaghetti and pizza, but no taco? Just about everyone in Texas would like to know why there is no taco emoji. How else can Tex-Mex food lovers share their obsession with their friends?

2. Champagne — For those special celebrations, this emoji would be the perfect addition. We'll drink to that.

3. Cowboy hat — Every Texas native knows that a Stetson is an essential part of a western outfit. This accessory is a crucial emoji for the rodeo.

4. Bacon —This sizzling breakfast staple is what the food emoji section needs.

5. Fingers crossed —Whether you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview or hopeful that Team USA will win Sunday's game, this emoji would be just right for sending a hopeful message.

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