Earlier this year, singer and cookbook author Patti LaBelle teamed up with Wal-Mart to make a sweet potato pie.
It costs $3.48, it’s got her face on the box, and sales were just OK when it came out in September.
But today, it’s a scarcity. The pies have sold out in many Wal-Mart stores and are going for up to $40 on eBay. (We found this Craigslist listing selling slices for $10 each in Washington, D.C.)
See the Full Story here: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/11/17/456395409/once-a-hard-sell-wal-marts-patti-labelle-pies-fly-off-shelves
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