Halfway through the last century, people began breaking with the tradition of eating only at three strict times during the day. It became more popular to eat outdoors and people also started to eat more snacks. Meat products have remained popular throughout the years, but increasingly people want to eat meat in smaller portions outside of traditional mealtimes. Particularly during parties savory snacks were served, which was a great opportunity in the market for producers of dried sausage varieties. People also began living further away from their workplace, and traveled more. Dried sausages keep their shelf life when they are not refrigerated, meaning it was easy to pack them as a snack.