these were a very nice surprise, i think they're available all year, but i just noticed them in the winco bulk christmas candy section. the chocolate mint reminds me exactly of a mint meltaway; the core is a firm chocolate with a hint of mint, not crumbly but not creamy. the outer chocolate is very smooth. the raspberry chocolate is a bit strange, it has the same texture as the mint, but it also has a minty flavor to it. i can taste the raspberry, but it really is almost overpowered by the mint. very strange. overall, not bad for around 16 cents apiece, but i will probably only get the mint next time.