In another thread, about oddly named companies, yojimbo posted a link to Mr. Brain's Faggots, apparently an actual Irish food company. I have forwarded this to several gay friends, who have all injured themselves laughing, I might add. Upon learning that "more than 10 million faggots are eaten every day in the UK," my friend Terry is applying for a green card.
It doesn't surprise me that 'faggot' is a foodstuff. In the UK the word 'fag' is most commonly used to mean 'cigarette' and is only known as a (disrespectful) word for gay people because of America's media influence over here.