Chipotle + Orange Hot Sauce

Our chipotle + orange hot sauce is the original hot sauce that La Comida MTL created even before we began offering prepared meals! It was developed to pair well with tacos and arepas, though we quickly learnt that this hot sauce pairs well with nearly anything! It is a mild sauce, great for clients to test if they like lots of flavour and a little heat.

Delicious and smokey with notes of sweetness from orange and honey, this hot sauce is versatile with a little bit of bite. Ideal on ALL food!

Our Chipotle + Orange hot sauce illustration was inspired by notorious serial killer Elizabeth Báthory.

Countess Elizabeth Báthory was a 17th-century Hungarian noblewoman, deemed the most prolific female serial killer by Guinness World Records.
Her bloodthirsty activities have led many to cite her as one of the first vampires in history and have become part of local folklore. Some even say she inspired the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.


The countess, with the help of four accomplices, was accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young women between 1590 and 1610.
It has been speculated that her cruelty started at a young age due to her family’s sadistic tendencies, including: her uncle’s teachings in Satanism and Witchcraft and her aunt’s penchant for sadomasochism. Additionally, Elizabeth was privy to witnessing brutal punishments and executions at the hands of her family.

Another theory is that due to her epileptic seizures as a child, possibly caused from the inbreeding of her parents, a common treatment for epilepsy was rubbing the blood of non-sufferers on her lips. It is thought that part of the killings were an effort to cure her illness.

At the age of 10 she was engaged to Feren Nadasdy as a political arrangement, though because of her higher social status, she refused to change her last name, and he assumed the name Báthory. The couple married in 1575, when she was 15, and he was 19.

Nadasdy’s wedding gift to Báthory was not only his household of Castle of Csejte, but  also a torture chamber built to her specifications.

It is said that the Countess’s initial victims were servant girls, between the ages of 10-14, and daughters of the lesser gentry who were sent to Báthory’s gynaeceum to learn courtly etiquette. There, she would conduct severe beatings, burnings, mutilation of hands, biting the flesh from faces, arms and other body parts, and froze and starved the girls to death. Báthory’s torture included jamming pins and needles under the fingernails of her servant girls, and tying them down, smearing them with honey, and leaving them to be attacked by bees and ants. Testimonies also described her bathing in the blood of virgins to retain their youth (however, this was recorded after her death, so it cannot be verified). According to the Budapest City Archives, she also burned women with hot tongs and then forced them into freezing water.

Although the count participated in his wife’s cruelties, he may have also restrained her impulses; when he died in 1604, she became even more depraved, targeting the daughters of local nobles.
Between 1602 and 1604, rumours of Báthory’s atrocities began to spread throughout the kingdom. Finally, in 1610, King Matthias II assigned Gyorgy Thurzó to investigate. Imprisoned, mutilated, and dead women were discovered in the castle at the time of her arrest.

In January 1611, Báthory and her cohorts were put on trial. Stories of Báthory’s sadistic murder spree were verified by the testimony of over 300 eye witnesses, as well as survivors who bore physical evidence. It was reported by a servant girl that Jakab Szilvássy, the Countess’s court official, confirmed the total deaths climbed to 650, though the book in which this was recorded was never recovered, nor did Szilvássy include it in his testimony. In the end, they were tried for 80 counts of murder.
All were convicted, but only Báthory escaped execution due to her status. Instead, she was confined to the castle until her death in 1614.

Though this story is certainly horrific, it should be noted that recent historians believe that her prosecution was based upon rumours spread by Gyorgy Thurzó in a bid for political advancement , (the man who arrested her!). A breakdown of that theory can be read here:

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