Krumiri – Italy
Krumiri is an Italian biscuit, which originated from Casale Monferrato, a northwestern city, and is believed to have been created by Domenico Rossi in 1878. It is made with wheat flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla, mixed with no water, forming a slightly-bent, rough-faced cylindrical confection.
While it could have been shaped straight, the bent or handlebar shape is believed to be in honor of the then extravagantly mustachioed Victor Emanuel II, the first king of united Italy. Krumiri can be enjoyed by eating it by itself as well as dunking it in tea or even wine.