Italian rider Damiano Cunego after winning Giro d'Italia 2004.
Photo by Luca Bettini
Are they called Lucho Dillitos or Bocadillos?
Lucho Dillitos is the brand name for our Colombian bocadillo. Bocadillo means sandwich in Spanish but in Colombian it refers to a tasty block of guava paste. These bocadillo have been a traditional 'energy bar' in the South American country for generations. Lucho Dillitos are manufactured in Colombia, with no additives, flavours or preservatives.
Is it suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
Yes they are. Our range of 3 flavours of bocadillo's only have 4 ingredients, guava and sugar are in all of them and the with raspberry also has raspberry and with coffee also has coffee.
I have a severe nut allergy, is it safe for me to eat?
Whilst our Bocadillo's don't contain nuts they are made in a facility that handles nuts and, whilst unlikely, we cannot guarantee no trace of nuts.
Can I /do I eat the leaf?
I wouldn't!, but it is unlikely to cause you any harm.
Will they melt in my pocket?
Our test market was Hong Kong, with temperatures over 30ºC and 90% humidity. Even if the leaf wrapper gets a bit wet the Bocadillo will remain intact.
How long do they last?
Lucho Dillitos are essentially a preserve, like jam. They do not go off under normal storage conditions. We put a year from manufacture as the sell by date, the date is on the label on the box, but they are edible past this time. As they get older they will slowly get harder and start to dry out. To maximise freshness and keep your bocadillo as soft as possible we recommend storing them in an airtight container.
Are they still used in professional sports?
Very likely way more than expected. Damiano Cunego praised in an interview following his legendary Giro d'Italia win in 2004 the use of "Colombian fruits".