Ready-to-eat directly from the plastic cup is a European relaunch of sausage snacks from Knacki Ball, a Herta, France affiliate company of the Nestlé Group. For the packaging, Knacki relied on the knowhow from the Greiner Group's Greiner Packaging www.greiner-gpi.comfor the k3 cup, which contains 28 sausages in a choice of 11 flavors and provides space for a filling volume of 400 cm³. The composite cup teams PP with foil and paperboard. At the same time, the cup offers ecological advantages and a high degree of convenience with an attractive, shiny look. The round sausages are targeted to today's on-the-go consumers. They can be consumed as a snack or as a meal. Sausage-lovers can either serve them up cold, directly from the refrigerator, or hot. They can be cooked in hot water for 4 min or microwaved for 1 min in the package. The cup's insulation properties help protect the product while the injection-molded lid provides for resealability.