*It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since the legendary #PattiLaBelle turned into a viral food sensation when her Patti Pies created a phenomenon in the aisles of Walmart.
To give insight into just how good business is going, #Walmart revealed that during the recent Thanksgiving season, Patti LaBelle’s signature sweet potato pies were selling at a rate of 1,500 per hour!
According to @FOXBuisness, a spokesperson for Walmart confirmed that Patti LaBelle sells a jaw-dropping 36,000 of LaBelle’s sweet potato pies every day—which translates to 1,500 pies every hour. That’s an estimated 25 Patti Pies per minute for the past five years. “With [the holidays] just around the corner, Patti Pie is expected to remain at the top of customer’s lists when shopping for their holiday meal,” a spokesperson for Walmart said in a statement.
The Patti Pie craze began back in 2015, when social media star #JamesWrightChanel went viral after making a hilarious video praising the taste of the pie—and his undying love for Patti LaBelle herself. His video racked up over 5 million views on YouTube and quickly made the pie a must-have treat for everyone to try.
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