New Patti LaBelle Pie hitting Tampa Walmart shelves this week

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Patti LaBelle’s new “Sweet Potato Pecan Pies” are coming to Walmart store shelves this week.

But, you’ll have to act fast because the original “Sweet Potato Pie” historically sells out quickly.

In November 2015, a man shared his review of the pies on YouTube. They sold out at the Walmart on Gandy Boulevard in Tampa in 10 minutes in 2015.

Last year, for 72 hours, one pie sold every second across the country, John Forrest Ales, director of corporate communications for Walmart, told CNBC.

Tampa Walmart stores are expecting deliveries this week, but no official nationwide release date was given.

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