Patti LaBelle’s Pies Are Nonetheless Going Sturdy Promoting Over 35,000 Pies A Day
Patti Labelle still has people who are crazy about her delicious cakes!
The legendary singer and entrepreneur can celebrate another successful Thanksgiving season. According to FOX Business, a Walmart spokesperson has confirmed he was selling over 35,000 of LaBelle’s viral sweet potato tarts every day during Thanksgiving week. That is the equivalent of 1,500 cakes bought every hour.
“With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Patti Pie is likely to be at the top of the customer list when shopping for their vacation dinner,” said the FOX Business spokesman.
Since its debut, LaBelle has expanded its dessert brand under the retail giant to include Mediterranean buttermilk cakes, banana pudding cups and chocolate cakes.
Has it been 5 years? Time flies when you eat patti pies! pic.twitter.com/gzSBbNMZVh
– Walmart (@Walmart) November 24, 2020
LaBelle’s tarts rose to prominence on social media in 2015 after superfan James Wright reviewed one of her sweet potato tarts on YouTube. The video went viral and received over five million views. Interest in LaBelle’s products increased and the cakes sold out in record time.
The two have stayed in touch ever since the viral video with LaBelle surprised him with a birthday homage and invited Wright to join her for her Thanksgiving celebrations at her home. Wright was also the special guest on LaBelle’s special series, which shows viewers how to make the perfect sweet potato pie using The Cooking Channel.