Walmart senior buyer Kinna Thomas turns idea into goldmine
While the Internet continues to debate whether or not Patti LaBelle owes James Wright Chanel credit for the success of her pie, the real mastermind behind the sweet potato madness is a little-known woman by the name of Kinna Thomas. Continue reading “Meet the Kinna Thomas – The Woman Behind the Patti Labelle Pie”
Is Patti Labelle Ungrateful? .. or just crazy..
Patti LaBelle says that while the loves and thanks James Wright for that glorious YouTube review of her pies, she was selling out long before his video went viral. Continue reading “Patti Labelle Takes Credit for Pie Sales Success”
Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies are a hit across the nation. Customers report finding empty shelves at Walmart stores that carry the pies bearing LaBelle’s name.
So yesterday I had the opportunity to venture into a local WalMart to look for the Patti Labelle Pie. —> They were all gone.
I spoke with a bakery representative, who stated that the pie where gone by 6:00a.m. That’s right 6:00 a.m. , there’s a long line at one location and no waiting list . #patti labelle #walmart
The Back Story
The sweet potato pies sold out everywhere after a positive video review was posted on YouTube.com by a fan.
YouTube star James Wright posted his ecstatic review of the pies while snacking on several of the pies. Wright hits high notes that LaBelle would admire as he sings Patti’s praises.
Wright’s review has racked up over 1 million views on his YouTube channel.
Patti Labelle personally called James to than him for hi review. Wal-Mart also called James to offer him a job in future advertisement.
Be careful eating sweet potato pies if you are diabetic or have high cholesterol.
Just ONE SLICE of sweet potato pie has nearly 400 calories and 25 grams of sugar — that’s equivalent to 6 teaspoons of sugar!
Dietitians advise consuming 25 grams of sugar per day. So eating 1 slice of sweet potato pie gives you your entire daily recommended sugar intake!