Cadbury has posted a 46% leap in first-half profits and said it will take "whatever measures necessary" to combat commodity cost rises.
Strong demand for brands such as its Dairy Milk chocolate and the new Creme Egg Twisted Bar helped drive the hike in underlying pre-tax profits to £223 million, said Birmingham-based Cadbury.
But the group, which spun off its drinks arm in May and dropped the Schweppes brand from its name, said it was stepping up its cost cutting efforts to tackle challenging conditions and input price increases.
Cadbury has already upped its prices by 3% to 4% in the past year, which will be looked at again as part of a top-down business review to ensure it meets goals to grow revenues by 4% to 6% and achieve "mid-teens" profit margins growth.
Staff numbers will also be reviewed, the group confirmed.
Cadbury chairman Roger Carr said: "Against a background of more challenging economic conditions, we will take whatever measures are necessary in costs, prices, organisation structure and business portfolio to underpin and deliver the performance commitments we have made for 2008 and beyond."
Sales in the first six months of the year were ahead of the group's targets, up 7.3% on a like-for-like basis.
Cadbury said it now expects revenues growth at the top end of its 4% to 6% range, despite battling against soaring input costs of around 5% to 6% this year, which will be weighted towards the second half, it said.
Cadbury spent £52 million more on marketing - at £297 million - to help boost sales.
Revenues rose by 3% in Britain, helped by its move out of less profitable promotions and new launches, including the expansion of its Trident gum range, with a new chocolate-centred Trident Sweet Kicks and other centre-filled flavours.
Cadbury has increased its focus on 13 core brands, with sales of its three largest products - Cadbury Dairy Milk, Trident and Halls - ahead by 9%, 12% and 13% respectively.
Analysts at Investec said the firm's results - the first interim figures as a standalone confectionery firm since 1969 - were "excellent".
"The numbers are very strong, as we expected, and testify to the benefits of Cadbury's new confectionery focus," said Investec.
Panmure Gordon also highlighted the group's attractiveness as a potential bid target as consolidation in the sector steps up.
The recent Mars deal to take over gum group Wrigley relegated Cadbury to number two in the global confectionery rankings and sparked rumours that Cadbury would seek to join forces with rivals to gain scale.