Their first instinct is to nudge the cup until it tips over. The Teach N Treat works like that, it's also true when placed on fleece. But when the cups are on the hard wood floor, they slide! Cannoli has figured it out. I have seen her try to lift the sliding cover off the Teach N Treat, so I knew it wouldn't take her long to pick up the cups. It's pretty funny - she gets so focused on the cups, she misses the fact she's uncovered the pepper! What a dope.
Speaking of dopes, Boadicea has not figured out the lifting part. So she ends up chasing the cup around. And yet, Boadi managed to get as much pepper as Noli did. These two are a winning combination.
(Cannoli did eventually return, rediscovered the bit of pepper, then successfully uncovered and consumed the last piece.)
I think the little cups are much more entertaining on their own than only used in the toy. I can spread them all over the floor, so part of the challenge is locating them. Besides, I think Noli and Boadi will be on level 1 of the Teach N Treat for quite a while.