Patti LaBelle’s ‘Sweet Potato Pies’ being restocked in Walmart stores

(CNBC)– Christmas came early this year for some.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon said in an Instagram post on Tuesday the largest retailer in the U.S. began delivering new shipments of the Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie.

“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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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