Harrods and Starbucks’ mince pies were the highest rated in Bloomberg’s annual mince pie taste test.

Chef Angela Hartnett tested 13 mince pies from various retailers including The Co-operative, Lidl and Fortnum & Mason.

However it was the two most expensive that were rated the best mince pies, with Starbucks’ awarded seven out of 10 points for its mince pies, and Harrods taking the top spot with eight points.

Previous winners include Fortnum & Mason in 2010, Marks & Spencer in 2009 and Selfridges in 2008.