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Ginger, Sporty, Posh, Baby, and Scary. Yeah, right -- those so-called "spicy" chicks are as bland as butter compared to the real Spice Girls: Fifi's Nasty Little Secret, Bad Girls in Heat, Hot Bitch at the Beach, Lottie's True Bajan, and my favorite, Mean Devil Woman. Along with Marie Sharp's and Scorned Woman, these babies could light a fire under some platform soles, for sure. OK, so they're not singers (but, of course, neither are the Spice Girls); they're hot sauces. And you don't find them selling like hot cupcakes at Specs but at Extreme Hot Sauce Emporium (812 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, 954-783-2255). Don't worry if the misogynistic labels offend you; equal opportunities abound. After all, Hotter Than Hell Hog Juice, Mad Dog Inferno, and Peckerwood are surely named after men.

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Jen Karetnick is an award-winning dining critic, food-travel writer, and author of the books Ice Cube Tray Recipes, Mango, and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami.
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