Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has posted net profit for the first nine-months of fiscal 2005/06 ended 31 May of CHF126m (US$100.98m), up 23.8% from the CHF101.8m reported for the same period last year. Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 14.6% to CHF215.6m for the current fiscal year, up from CHF188.1m in the prior year.