Sprelle (empty fritters) are the typical sweet of Carnival; a celebration which, throughout the centuries, has always been deeply linked to the food aspect of rituality.
Tradition has it that, before the Lenten privations, fat is consumed in abundance and sprelle, fried in a large quantity of lard, are abundantly rich in it.
During this period the sprelle are available in almost all food stores, pastry stores and bakeries. In the small distribution (delicatessen stores and fresh pasta stores) the product is sold loose, by weight, or in rigid sealed containers so as not to damage the rather friable product.
It is one of the De.Co( Municipality Designation of Origin) of Fiorenzuola d’Arda.