Forget Your Resolutions: Patti LaBelle Has 2 New Desserts at Walmart


(Patti LaBelle now has a trio of desserts available at Walmart: her sold-out sweet potato pie, a three-layer caramel pie, and a vanilla pound cake. Photo: Walmart)

Patti LaBelle is taking over the food aisles of Walmart. The legendary singer sold out of her sweet potato pies at the big box retailer this fall, thanks to a viral review by James Wright Chanel. Now, the singer is releasing two more desserts: a pound cake and a caramel cake.

Walmart on Monday announced it has started selling Patti’s Vanilla Pound cake, a “classic bundt cake drizzled with velvety vanilla icing.” The pie sells for $6.44, compared to $3.98 for the original sweet potato pie.

LaBelle’s Caramel Cake is a three-layered yellow cake with buttercream, “drizzled with a rich caramel pour.” This decadent dessert is a whopping $13.94, and will arrive in stores on Jan. 18.

When Chanel’s YouTube video of him singing like a diva after eating LaBelle’s sweet potato pie went viral, Walmart sold over $1 million in pies in a weekend. The retailer scrambled to produce more pies to meet demand, even looking for additional sweet potato pie suppliers to bake off more #PattiPies.

Around Thanksgiving, LaBelle told Yahoo Food in an exclusive interview that she was working on additional Walmart products, including her famous macaroni and cheese with lobster and shrimp.


(LaBelle’s sweet potato pie at Walmart sold in days after a video review by James Wright Chanel went viral. Photo: Wal-Mart)

Walmart has since restocked LaBelle’s sweet potato pies, with trucks delivering pies daily to select stores. Meanwhile, Chanel and LaBelle have struck up a close friendship: the singer invited Chicago native Chanel to her Philadelphia home for Thanksgiving to tape a holiday cooking special that aired on the Cooking Channel.

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