I can maybe understand the spicier stuff on this list, but chickpeas? That seems a little odd. I wonder why these substances have more of an aphrodisiac quality than others. I've never really understood the whole idea of aphrodisiacs anyway--is it culturally induced or is there something about the chemical makeup of the substances that actually boosts the libido?
Today in Turkey there is a drink called "salep" known as an aphrodisiac made from orchids.
Greece and Asian Minor centuries ago considered the orchid dried as a root a stimulant and aphrodisiac.
Take a look at an orchid's roots -- you'll see.
I have read a lot about this subject. (Am I secret pervert? Who knows.) Anyway, some aphrodesias are considered that way because of their shape or texture (oysters), while some for their rarity (caviar, truffles) -- because I guess if someone has spent the big bucks on the occasion, they might have some expectations -- and then, there are things like champagne, which lower your inhibitions. Now, here's something weird... orange blossom water is supposed to be an aphrodesiac since primitive times, since it has a tiny bit of compound in it that smells like... POOP! And, early humans dug it. Think of THAT the next time you put orange blossoms into a bridal bouquet!