• Natural sports nutrition from Colombia

    Natural sports nutrition from Colombia

    Back to nature - Back to simplicity

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  • Biodegradable leaf  wrapping

    Biodegradable leaf wrapping

    No additives - No preservatives - No flavourings

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Bocadillo is Colombia’s original energy bar.


For years Colombian cyclists have stuffed bocadillos in their jersey pockets before going for a ride. Epic race performances were fuelled by bocadillo. Now, thanks to Lucho Dillitos™, you too can experience the benefits of this natural energy source


There are only two ingredients in Lucho Dillitos Classic bocadillo: guava (85%) and sugar (15%). Nothing else – no additives, no preservatives, no flavourings. Our two new flavours have added raspberry and ground coffee. Even the individual packaging is natural: each bocadillo comes wrapped in a biodegradable dry leaf!


Long revered in Ayurvedic medicine for its healthy properties, Guava is a nutrient powerhouse, packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Click here to find out more


We named our bocadillos after the legendary Lucho Herrera but these energy bars are not just for cyclists. Any outdoor sports enthusiast will love the natural taste and energy (and the environmentally-friendly packaging!) of Lucho Dillitos. There are trail runners, triathletes, climbers, surfers and kayakers in our community.

Our Story

Luchos are named after Colombian road-racing pioneer Lucho Herrera. He exploded on the cycling scene when he won the Alpe d’Huez stage at the 1985 Tour de France, thus laying the foundation for subsequent Colombian greats, most recently rising star Nairo Quintana.

By chance our founder, avid cyclist & runner David Guthrie, came across an article about Colombian cycling that spoke of the energy bars that had powered Colombian cyclists for decades: ‘bocadillos’. These bars were made of the superfruit guava & sugar and came wrapped in a dried leaf. Lucho would stuff his pockets with them for every race. David was intrigued!

A chance encounter with a Colombian whose mother had sent him a package from home allowed him to try them for himself. “They were delicious, easy to eat and digest on the bike and gave me the energy boost I needed.” He was hooked, vowing to never return to energy gels again!

He travelled to Colombia to find the source of these amazing treats, and over the course of a lengthy trip was able to find a co-op of producers, working with fair trade farmers who would supply him with traditional high-quality bocadillos.

Thus began David’s quest to bring the wonders of guava and bocadillos to the world. All-natural energy bars for any athlete, chock-full of vitamins & nutrients, in an environmentally friendly natural wrapper.

Lucho Dillitos: Back to nature - back to simplicity

Media and Blogs

Review in Wideopen UK Mountain Biking

Review in Wideopen UK Mountain Biking

Friday, 25 November 2016

A number of flavours are available from the Classic Bocadillos to those with coffee and another with raspberry in.

Lucho Dillitos pronunciation guide

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Not sure on how to prounounce your favourate energy snack. Do not fear, we have our official pronounciation guide here for you. Sure to settle many a peloton debate!

Lucho Dillitos introduce new packaging and flavours

Monday, 04 July 2016

Whenever we introduce our Lucho Dillitos bocadillo to anyone - whether at a show, an event, or a casual ride or run with friends - we hear the inevitable jokes when they learn it is from Colombia.


A natural, tasty alternative to modern sports nutrition

Biodegradable leaf wrapping

Unique leaf packaging means you can dispose of it and leave no footprint

Real food for athletes

Each block is easy to eat and digest, and is rich in carbs to give you that all-important energy boost

Natural Colombian energy

No additives, flavourings, preservatives or fillers, just the natural goodness of guava and sugar

Three great flavours

Now you can choose from our classic bocadillo, guava with coffee, or guava with raspberry!

Want to become a Stockist or Distributor?

If you would like to share our passion for Bocadillos and help with distribution then please do get in touch!