- +Are they Called Luchos or Bocadillos?
Luchos 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. Luchos are manufactured in Colombia, with no additives, flavours or preservatives.
- +How Long Do They Last?
Luchos are essentially a preserve, much 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.
- +How Should I Store Them?
To maximise freshness and keep your Luchos as soft as possible, we recommend storing them in an airtight container – away from heat and Sunlight !
- +Is The Product Suitable For Vegetarians & 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.
- +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.
- +I Have a Severe Nut Allergy. Are They Safe For Me To Eat?
Whilst our Bocadillo’s don’t contain nuts, they are made in a facility that handles nuts and, whilst very unlikely, we cannot guarantee a ‘no trace of nuts’ label.
- +Can I Eat The Leaf?
Although you are unlikely to come to any harm, we recommend that you don’t eat the leaf it comes wrapped in.