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