Essential Spice Marjoram Flakes have a sweet, soft pine and citric flavor and is a perfect stand-in for Oregano. In fact, both Marjoram and oregano come from the same plant family and have a similar taste; only Marjoram is the milder of the two. This herb is native to the Mediterranean and a staple for Italian, North African, Middle Eastern, German, and French cuisine. Essential Spice Marjoram Flakes are very versatile and enhances the flavors of many foods. It goes quite well with vegetables, meats, sauces, stews, chowders, fish, mushrooms, in salad dressings.