Patti LaBelle sweet potato pie


Via Associated Press:

“There’s a lot of moving parts. The suppliers have been working all weekend,” Kerry Robinson, vice president for bakery and deli at Wal-Mart, said Monday.

“We need something like 2 million pounds of sweet potatoes, and that’s not something easy to get,” she said.

The sweet potato surge started Thursday, the day after James Wright posted a video of himself eating a slice of the pie, which Wal-Mart launched in September. In the video — now viewed millions of times — Wright bursts into LaBelle song and dance as he eats. Within 24 hours, social media was buzzing about Wright and the pie, and Wal-Mart stock was running low.

“We swept everything we had right into the stores to supply the demand, including our Christmas volume, so they have everything we’ve got,” Robinson said.

At this point you’re going to have to get a Patti pie on the black market!

To show her gratitude, Patti LaBelle called James to personally thank him for the sweet review. Hopefully, she’ll cut him a check too!

Have you tasted Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie?


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