Singer Patti LaBelle has been blessed with more sweet success.
Four days after superfan James Wright Chanel posted a review of LaBelle’s sweet potato pies (which prompted him to spontaneously start singing LaBelle’s songs), Wal-Mart can’t keep the sweet treats in stock.
Chanel’s Facebook video has gotten more than 8 million views and he was so effusive in his praise — both spoken and sung — commenters said they literally ran out to Wal-Mart to by the $3.48, 8-inch pies.
Now, in certain markets, you can forget about getting a Patti pie. The inventory was supposed to last through Thanksgiving, but Chanel’s video pushed them out a full two weeks before Turkey time.
People will do anything to get one, including scour the internet for recipes to try to make it themselves.
Still want to score a Patti pie? All isn’t lost. Apparently Patti isn’t as popular in some pockets of metro Atlanta.
Don’t bother going to East Point, Southwest Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell or Cumming. As of Monday night, your best bet to get a Patti pie is in Atlanta (1801 Howell Mill Road NW), Marietta, Dunwoody (5025 Winters Chapel Road) and Decatur (2525 N. Decatur Road).
To check for additional locations, plug in a zip code at Wal-Mart.com and see where the pies are still selling.