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


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