Lucho Dillitos Bocadillos: Colombian Energy Products

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No not those Colombian energy products. Legal ones made entirely of fruit and sugar. Lucho Dillitos Bocadillos come wrapped in a leaf, are 85% Guava, 15% sugar, and nothing else. They have a sell by date set a year after manufacture, but apparently the shelf life is a great deal longer than that. Each block has 45Kcal for your legs (see below for nutrition information).

Lucho Dillitos

Described as a bar and a gel in one, Lucho Dillitos Bocadillos are manufactured in Colombia, and have been tested in 30C Hong Kong heat without breaking down or becoming gloopy. Bocadillos are apparently a traditional cycling food in Colombia, discovered by founder David Guthrie when he was reading about the history of cycling there. They sent this really excellent image:

Colombian rider Ricardo Ovalle being fed bocadillo during the Vuelta a Colombia in the early 60’s. Photo by Horacio Gil Ochoa
Colombian rider Ricardo Ovalle being fed bocadillo during the Vuelta a Colombia in the early 60’s. Photo by Horacio Gil Ochoa

They’re sending us some samples too, but if you have a burning hunger and curiosity right now, they’re available to buy in a few UK shops, as well as online at £16.99 for a box of twelve. Details here.

David: “Colombian energy products?”
Chipps: *raises eyebrow*
Barney: “I’m going to have a lot of fun with Fresh Goods when they come in.”

Lucho Dillitos
They arrive like this.
Lucho Dillitos
…and look like this.

Luchos Dillitos nutrition information

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

Comments (6)

    I am so disappointed it is not white…

    It looks like tablet but lacks the unhealthiness

    Does it make you think everything you say is awesome even though everyone else thinks you’re talking shit?

    I bought some at the NEC Show, it’s actually quite nice but it’s a bit of a ball ache to eat while riding.

    Tomaso – so ideal for Fresh Goods Friday then!

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