(CNBC)– Christmas came early this year for some.
“It took about 2 million pounds of California-grown sweet potatoes to deliver this Christmas miracle,” John Forrest Ales, director of corporate communications at Wal-Mart, said in an email.
Labelle’s pies became a hot commodity last month after YouTuber James Wright posted his enthusiastic review of the pies. In fact, Ales said Wal-Mart sold one pie per second for 72 hours straight after the video went viral.
“At the end of November, the pies were the most-requested item across all Wal-Mart Wish Lists,” Ales said.
The pies will now be available year round and stores across the country will be receiving their shipments in the coming weeks.