Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Good Damn Luck Getting A Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie

Good luck finding Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie
at Walmart. It's selling like, um,  hotcakes after
a viral video about it. 
I will not be eating any Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie this Thanksgiving.

I'm sure it's good, but I don't feel like searching every Walmart on the planet for it.


Here's the deal: Walmart introduced Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie for the Thanksgiving season this year. (Apparently the awesome singer knows her way around baking, too.)

Then some eccentric but very fun guy on YouTube decided to review it. As you can see in that video below, he definitely liked it. (And can sing pretty well, too. He's no Patti LaBelle, but that's OK.)

The video went totally viral, with 3.2 million hits as of today and counting. When people saw the video, they, too wanted Patti Labelle's Sweet Potato Pie.

The pie sold at the nation's Walmarts at the rate of one per second for 72 straight hours, according to Forbes magazine. 

Walmart, which has exclusive rights to the pie, can't keep them in stock. They're $3.48 per pie at Walmart, but some people are selling them on eBay for as much as $60 per pie, says Forbes.

Many people, including me, will be forced to go without Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie this Thanksgiving. (Luckily, there's a place called Mirabelles Cafe and Pastry Shop in Burlington, Vermont, near my house, which makes awesome pies. Maybe not sweet potato pie, but marvelous other pies for sure. I'll get my Thanksgiving dessert supplies there.)

Anyway, here's the strange but awesome Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie YouTube review that started this craze:

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