|Alchemy lab icon in the store|
|In-Game Description||Turns gold into cookies!|
|Introduction||Cookie Clicker Classic|
The alchemy lab is the fourth most expensive building in the game, costing 200,000 cookies. Each alchemy lab produces 400 cookies per second by turning gold into cookies. When fully upgraded, they each produce 8,000 cookies per second.
|Icon||Name||Quantity Needed||Price (cookies)||Description||ID #|
|Antimony||1||2,000,000||Alchemy labs gain +100 base CpS.|
"Actually worth a lot of mony."
|Essence of dough||20,000,000||Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.|
"Extracted through the 5 ancient steps of alchemical baking."
|True chocolate||10||200,000,000||Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.|
"The purest form of cacao."
|Ambrosia||50||10,000,000,000||Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.|
"Adding this to the cookie mix is sure to make them even more addictive!
Perhaps dangerously so.
Let's hope you can keep selling these legally."
|Aqua crustulae||100[note 1]||200,000,000,000||Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.|
"Careful with the dosing - one drop too much and you get muffins.
And nobody likes muffins."
In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit
|Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field|
The Alchemy lab is the third most expensive item you can purchase. It will give you 500 cookies every 5 seconds by transforming gold.
It costs 100,000 cookies to start, and will increase in price 10% with each consecutive purchase. Some grandmas will change to that of a golden grandma.
- You need at least 15 Alchemy Labs to purchase the "Transmuted Grandmas" upgrade.
- The Alchemy Lab of Cookie Clicker parodies one of the most well-known goals of Alchemy, to devise a way to transform lesser metals, such as lead, into higher metals, usually gold.
- The economic consequences of transforming the rare element of gold into cookie material has not been fully explored by the game, but it would likely cause inflation in many of the world's currencies. However, given that the player is likely to create cookies at a fast enough rate to end world hunger entirely, a post-scarcity economy may have emerged in its place, potentially limiting the need of a currencies to begin with.
- A title suggests that gold is not the only precious metal that can be used in Alchemy Labs. Silver can also be transmuted into white chocolate, according to the titles, but there are no other upgrades or achievements that support this. Additionally, the process of converting gold into cookies appears to be reversible.
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