JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The famous Patti Pies have been sold out at Walmarts across the country for weeks.
However, for a period of time today, they were back on the shelves in Jackson.
Folks couldn’t help but gawk as employees unloaded boxes and boxes of Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pies.
“A lot of customers told me they saw it on Facebook and ever since they saw it on Facebook they got out and started buying it,” Catherine Edwards, a customer, said.
The “it” store manager Ramondo James, is referring to is a video of James Wright Chanel giving a review of the Patti Pies on Youtube.
And it went viral.
Since then, James says they can’t keep the pies on the shelves.
“We had customers buying it 10 cases of one sitting,” James said.
While WJTV was there, folks had already started to take not just one but a couple of pies.
James says he expects them to be gone by mid-day.
That’s why Edwards said she had to snag a pie.
Either way, you slice it, people really do love your pies.
We went back to the store tonight to see if there were some pies left and the pies were all gone.