Legend has it that, once upon a time, there was a girl named Cristina, who was a seamstress and who lived in Turin at the end of the 1800s. Cristina had a boyfriend who was deeply in love with her and who always called her with the diminutive “Cri”. Every time the two lovers had a date, the guy used to go to a local bakery where he bought these delicious pralines covered in sugar.

The shop assistant working at the patisserie, who knew both of them and had seen their love blossom, knew how the boy used to call his lover, so every time he went there to buy the pralines she asked him: “Cri?” and he always answered with a smile full of love: “Cri!”.

The owner of the patisserie, who had witnessed this scene several times, in honour of these two young lovers decided to rebaptise his sweet pralines with the name of “Cri-Cri”, with the aim of reminding the simplicity and the carefreeness that should identify the love between two young lovers.