A viral video frenzy caused Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie to fly off of Walmart shelves in the U.S., including in the Bay Area, but the retailer reports the dessert is still available in at least two East Bay stores.
In a video posted to YouTube on November 12, James Wright Chanel sang in LaBelle's signature tones as he offered a customer review of the pie, which he loved.
Chanel's video racked millions of views across sources, prompted nationwide sellouts and earned a personal phone call from LaBelle.
"We've located a few thousand more in our distribution centers and this week we're processing them and routing them to stores where there's the greatest need for them," John Forrest Ales, Director of Corporate Communications at Walmart, told TODAY, which also published LaBelle's actual home recipe on Thursday.
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Ales added that he wasn't sure if that would mean that they'd be available in time for Thanksgiving.
They're also available to bid on or buy via eBay, where amateur auctioneers are asking as much as $12,000 to buy two now.