Where to find peppercorn in the grocery store

Peppercorns are tiny, round and green fruits that usually grow in a small bunch, which are then dried to make black pepper.

They’re perfect for spicing up various food recipes from stir-fries to seasoning meat or fish, vegetables, salad dressings, soups, and even pasta.

If you’d like to know how to find and where to buy peppercorns in the grocery store, then you’re on the right track.

Where are peppercorns in the grocery store?

You can find peppercorns in the condiments aisle of the grocery store. 

It’s where they keep all kinds of items for flavoring food recipes, from salty pickles to Salsa and other kinds of sauces.

But if you don’t find peppercorns there, then you’ll want to check the Spice section

Depending on the kind of peppercorns you’re looking for, you could run into the green, white or black types.

Black peppercorns in white ceramic bowl

Sometimes, you can even bump into a peppercorn medley without recognizing it. 

A peppercorn medley is a mix of all kinds of peppercorns in one packaging. So keep a sharp eye out to avoid missing them all.

Where to buy peppercorns

Amazon

Amazon has some of the spiciest foods that reviewers are obsessed with. It’s the best place to scout for peppercorns. Currently, it has the McCormick Whole Black Pepper brand, which is a best seller, and the Olde Thompson peppercorn medley. But these are just a few of the many brands you can order online.

Walmart

Walmart has a wide selection of black peppercorns to choose from. Brands like this Soeos Whole Black Peppercorns and the Great Value Peppercorn Medley are available for both pickup and home delivery.

Penzeys

Penzeys is owned by The C.E.O. who called Trump a racist (and sold a lot of spice mix). It’s literally the home of all kinds of spices, so you shouldn’t have any difficulties buying peppercorns there. 

On the online store, you can order for the Whole Muntok White Peppercorns, Pink Peppercorns, and the Whole Sarawak White Peppercorns. The best part is that they’re all brands made by Penzeys itself. However, they’re mostly inorganic.

Whole Foods

Unlike Penzeys, Whole Foods sell Organic Black Peppercorns, which have low sodium and are also Keto-friendly. Additionally, they have this Delicias Green Peppercorns that’s not sodium-free, but is still Keto-friendly. You can order them online or pick it up from any of the outlets close to you.

Kroger

Kroger is another great place to check for peppercorns. Just like the other stores, it has a vast inventory of brands to sort through. There’s the Spicely Organics Green Peppercorn brand to start with. You’ll also find the Morton & Bassett Whole Black Peppercorns. All brands are available for pickup, shipping, delivery and in-store purchase.  

Safeway

Safeway has peppercorn brands you can order online. They have the McCormick peppercorn medley, as well as the Drogheria & Alimentari organic black peppercorns.

Spice Jungle

Spice Jungle is an online source of affordable spices and herbs for cooking, so they have all kinds of peppercorns. This includes the White Peppercorns and ground peppercorn blends.


Do different coloured peppercorns taste the same?

There are 3 main peppercorns that come from the Piperaceae plant family, which include:

  • Green peppercorns
  • Black peppercorns
  • White peppercorns

Peppercorn medley in stone mortar

Black peppercorns are simply just dry green peppercorns. The green ones are the unripe types that grow on vines, which people normally harvest, boil and then dry to get black peppercorns.

Meanwhile, the white peppercorns are green peppercorns that are soaked in water until their outer skin removes. 

Pink peppercorns, however, aren’t really peppercorns because they don’t come from the same plant that bears the black, green and white types.

Although both the white and pink peppercorns taste similar to the black ones, they are not as strong.


There are many more spicy grocery items to find all around you. You can begin your search by reading these other guides: