Everything you need to know about Pink Peppercorns While they are labeled as peppercorns, pink peppercorns are actually dried berries from a rose plant grown in Madagascar. Pungent with a slightly sweet flavor, pink peppercorns are an excellent addition to almost any dish. They can be used in almost any dish from poultry to vegetables, fish and even dessert when added to fruit sauces. They also add a nice touch to vinaigrette. When whole they have practically no odor, but when crushed or ground they have a sweet delicate flavor with a peppery finish. They are meant to be used sparingly. So while they may appear to be expensive, a little goes a long way.