If you haven’t got your hands on a Patti pie yet, now is your chance. According to reports, Walmart has finally restocked the popular item by singer Patti LaBelle following a viral video that made the pies fly off the shelves.
As reported by The Grio, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon posted on Instagram on Tuesday (Dec. 8), informing the public that the shipments of pies were being sent out.
“It took about 2 million pounds of California-grown sweet potatoes to deliver this Christmas miracle,” John Forrest Ales, director of corporate communications at Walmart, said.
For those who may miss out on the pies again during the holiday rush, it was also revealed that the pies will now be sold year-round.
“At the end of November, the pies were the most-requested item across all Walmart Wish Lists,” Ales said.
Following James Wright Chanel’s viral video of himself proclaiming that he “turned into Patti” while singing LaBelle’s songs and sampling a slice of her pie, retailers nationwide struggled to keep up with demands, selling out in record time. In fact, the outlet notes that the pies were selling at one pie per second for the 72 hours after the video was shared.
In November, LaBelle spoke with The Huffington Post about her pies and the first time she saw Chanel's video.
“I heard someone singing better than me and eating my pie. He was giving all kinds of love to Patti and that Patti Pie. So I just said, ‘My God who is this guy,’” she recalled, later adding that she called Chanel to personally thank him. “In September when the pies came out, they did really, really well, but once James Wright put that video up, it went crazy. And I’ve never met James before, nor have I ever spoken to him until I was in London when I called him to thank him for that beautiful footage. And so, he woke a lot of people up.”
As previously reported, the video earned Chanel a place at LaBelle’s dinner table for Thanksgiving and the two are set to appear on a cooking special together this month.
The holiday cooking show with these two will air on the Cooking Channel on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 E.T.
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